Healthy Habit Challenges at Farm School in Virginia

Healthy Habit Challenges at Farm School in Virginia

“At Farm School, we not only support the children, but we also support their families,” says the director of Farm School located in Hamilton, Virginia. The teachers at Farm School participated in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) in the fall of 2017. After the first learning session, the staff at Farm… Continue Reading Healthy Habit Challenges at Farm School in Virginia

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Healthy Festivities at Mom’s Home Care School

Healthy Festivities at Mom’s Home Care School

Mom’s Home Care School Inc., located in Leesburg, Virginia, was thrilled to be part of the National ECE Learning Collaborative in 2016 and continues to practice healthy eating and healthy celebrations to this day. After participating the collaborative, the program changed its policy on celebrations to ensure that all parties serve healthy foods. In addition,… Continue Reading Healthy Festivities at Mom’s Home Care School

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NARA Licensing Seminar | Sept 24-26

NARA Licensing Seminar | Sept 24-26

September 24-26, 2018 Williamsburg, Virginia Hear ideas from experts and researchers in the human care licensing field that lead to a better future for vulnerable populations. Listen to lectures and discussions on a broad range of regulatory topics important to all licensing disciplines and positions. Access networking opportunities, brainstorming activities, and discuss common challenges and… Continue Reading NARA Licensing Seminar | Sept 24-26

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Green Smoothies at Liyu Home Child Care

Green Smoothies at Liyu Home Child Care

When Liyuwork Belaineh signed up for the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) she was hopeful, yet unconvinced, her home child care center had to make adjustments since they were already an active and healthy center. Liyu quickly discovered there were many things she could do to improve her center’s habits including eliminating… Continue Reading Green Smoothies at Liyu Home Child Care

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CACFP Leadership and Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

CACFP Leadership and Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, in cooperation with the National CACFP Forum, draws anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates; federal, state and local government officials; child advocates; representatives of food banks and food rescue organizations; and nutrition and anti-obesity groups. Members of Congress, Hill staff, and key Administration officials attend the conference, provide comments as part of… Continue Reading CACFP Leadership and Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

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From Fast Food to Prepped Food

From Fast Food to Prepped Food

As a former dual military couple, April Jarrett and her husband understand why the fast food industry is growing in popularity. “It can be time-consuming trying to prepare a meal as soon as you get home from work,” stated April, owner of Little Friends Family Child Care Home in Virginia. By participating in the National… Continue Reading From Fast Food to Prepped Food

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