Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Resources
Use the TAP resources to increase physical activity best practices in early care and education.
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Picking Up the Pieces: Building a Better Child Care System Post COVID-19 (presentation)
Picking Up the Pieces: Building a Better Child Care System Post COVID-19 (PDF)
Presenters: Dionne Dobbins, Child Care Aware of America; Rebecca Clancy, Child Care Aware of Kansas
Learn about Child Care Aware of America’s report on the changing child care landscape since the beginning of the pandemic. Understand the national impact of the pandemic and hear on-the-ground examples of strategies to help families and providers from a state CCR&R leader.
The Work of System Building: Infusing Healthy Eating and Physical Activity into State Early Care And Education (ECE) Systems (presentation)
The Work of System Building: Infusing Healthy Eating and Physical Activity into State Early Care And Education (ECE) Systems (PDF)
Presenter: Christopher Botsko, HKHF TAP Evaluator
Learn about a systems change model that has been developed based on the first two years of the Healthy Kids Healthy Future Technical Assistance Program evaluation. The session describes the model and provides examples of state systems change work.
Building Strong Children: Promoting Social-Emotional Development to Support Healthy Practices in Young Children (presentation)
Building Strong Children: CHERISH (PDF)
Building Strong Children: HOPE (PDF)
Presenters: Dina Burstein, MD, MPH and Robert Sege, MD, PhD, Tufts Medical Center; Kelly Rogers, MPH and Lisa Spector, MD, Nemours Children’s Health System
Learn about the importance of positive childhood experiences for healthy child development and how one promising program in Central Florida is helping to improve the social drivers of poor health in partnership with communities to harness education, resiliency and integrated services for children’s health and wellness.
Following a Data Roadmap to a Healthy Future: Operationalizing GIS Mapping to Advance Your Action Plan (presentation)
Following a Data Roadmap to a Healthy Future: Operationalizing GIS Mapping to Advance Your Action Plan (PDF)
Presenters: Jasmin Springfield and Dionne Dobbins, Child Care Aware of America; Erin Olson, Iowa Department of Public Health
GIS maps can serve as tools to help inform strategies to improve both child care access and children’s health and nutrition initiatives. Explore how to use GIS maps to visualize child care program participation in CACFP, with the goal of expanding CACFP utilization and strengthening child care coalitions.
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Maximizing CACFP in the Midst of COVID: Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships (presentation)
Maximizing CACFP in the Time of COVID – FRAC (PDF)
Maximizing CACFP Opportunities – VECF (PDF)
Presenters: Geraldine Henchy, Food and Research Action Center; Emily Keenum, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation; Donald Goff, Child Care Resources
Learn about federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) opportunities, state partnerships, and application of HKHF TAP resources. Discover innovative CACFP Sponsor Organization strategies that can be leveraged to engage more child care centers and family child care homes in CACFP in response to increased needs during the time of COVID-19.
Advancing Equity for Healthy Outcomes: Two State Approaches to Integrating Equity (presentation)
Advancing Equity for Healthy Outcomes: Two State Approaches to Integrating Equity (PDF)
Presenters: Michael Royster, MD and Abby Charles, MPH, Institute for Public Health Innovation; Caliste Chong, Alabama Partnership for Children; Amy Meinen, Wisconsin’s Healthy Early
The Institute for Public Health Innovation highlights equity training and technical assistance opportunities that are available to state coalitions. In addition, two state leaders from Alabama and Wisconsin share their experiences of applying the training content to guide the work of their ECE coalitions.
Food Security in ECE Settings during COVID: The Importance of Healthy Food Access & Food Skills Education (presentation)
Food Security in ECE Settings during COVID: The Importance of Healthy Food Access & Food Skills Education (PDF)
Presenters: Caron Gremont Share Our Strength/ No Kid Hungry; Leslie Levine, Cooking Matters Colorado
Learn how improving access to healthy food and providing food skills education can support families, educators, and your state during the COVID pandemic. The latest food insecurity data is addressed; opportunities and challenges on the federal level and with charitable programs is also discussed. In addition, best practices are shared in working with child care providers and families for a comprehensive approach to food insecurity.
Creating Healthy Outdoor Learning Environments (presentation)
Creating Healthy Outdoor Learning Environments (PDF)
Presenters: Nilda Cosco, PhD and Robin Moore, North Carolina State University; Misty Pearson, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Naturalization of outdoor learning environments for young children broadens the diversity of children’s play and learning experiences; contributes to physical activity, healthy eating, and positive physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development; exposes children to living ecosystems and stimulates their curiosity to explore the wonders of nature early in life. Gain an understanding of the impact of diverse naturalized outdoor environments on young children’s behavior and health. Recognize how community strategies can have a profound effect on children’s exposure to diverse outdoor environments and identify how state health organizations can make an impact on children’s health by adopting behavior-environment approaches.
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