Search Better Kid Care

Results: 57 items matching your search terms

Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC – Increase Physical Activity
Goal number one in the Let’s Move! Child Care initiative is to get kids moving (increase physical activity). Research shows that physical activity provides ...
Physical Activities for Young Children: Lead with Confidence
Physical activity is as important for the growth and development of young children as is the establishment of healthy eating habits. Successful introduction of ...
Move on: Reversing children’s sedentary lifestyles Part 1
Getting moving means not only increasing physical activity, but also reducing time spent in sedentary activities.
Move on: Reversing children’s sedentary lifestyles Part 2
Part 2 of a 2 part series. Building movement activities into children's everyday activities.
Smart from the Start: Teacher Training for Pre-K Wellness Curriculum
Smart from the Start is a health and wellness curriculum developed by Discovery Education in partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation and is ...
MyPlate for preschoolers – A helpful nutrition resource for caregivers
Based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, USDA established MyPlate as the nutrition icon to remind Americans to eat healthfully and to make better ...
Family Child Care: Overcoming Barriers to Lead Fun Physical Activities
Family child care providers face unique challenges in offering and participating in physical activities with the children in their care. This module provides ...
Supporting Families in Healthy Living
Work, family, activities – life is full and it is challenging to balance all of that with choices that lead to good health. This lesson examines ways child ...
Keystone Color Me Healthy (PA residents only)
Increased rates of childhood obesity prompted a serious look at children’s eating habits and lifestyle choices. This lesson provides instruction on using the ...
I Am Moving, I Am Learning – Active Play Every Day!
This lesson explores the importance of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in order to promote healthy habits in children. Research indicates that ...
Go Healthy! It All Begins With You
Child care practitioners are important role models for the children in their care. The phrase "actions speak louder than words" is especially true for children ...
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: An Introduction
The Taking Steps to Healthy Success series prepares early care and education (ECE) providers who serve children ages birth to five years to support children’s ...
New On Demand Modules New On Demand Modules
Feb 3, 2016
Preschool Foundations: Environments and Routines that Work!; Smart from the Start: Teacher Training for Pre-K Wellness Curriculum
21st Century Play Yards: A Balancing Act! 21st Century Play Yards: A Balancing Act!
Sep 13, 2016
Remember lunchtime recess and romps on the playground with friends after school? For many children, those days and those playgrounds are gone. There is a ...
Childhood Obesity Prevention: Let's Move! Child Care Introduction
Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) is part of Let’s Move!, a comprehensive initiative started by Michelle Obama to help turn the rising tide of childhood obesity in ...
Outdoor play on winter days
Children need to play outside every day, even in winter. Going outside to run, jump, yell, and wiggle allows children to use their large muscles and work off ...
New On Demand modules
Feb 13, 2017
Community-Based Services: Connect Families;  Family Child Care: A Unique Role In Supporting Family Engagement; Physical Activities for Young Children: Lead ...
Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC – Limit Screen Time
Goal two in Let’s Move! Child Care is to reduce (limit) screen time. Studies show that children who spend more time viewing TV are at an increased risk for ...
Taking Steps to Healthy Success: Staff Wellness
This module on staff wellness is one of seven in the Taking Steps to Healthy Success series that shows how early care and education (ECE) providers can support ...
A Good Night’s Sleep: How Sleep Affects Health
Sleep is as essential to good health as nutrition and physical activity. Researchers continue to discover ways in which sleep affects health in children. ...
Nutrition Links: A Food and Nutrition Program for Low-income Families (PA residents only)
Eating healthy on a budget can be a significant challenge for many families. Nutrition Links is a program offered through Penn State Extension that provides ...
Brain dance Part 1: Children’s natural explorations through movement
Approaches. Why and how children learn through movement activities. Research tells us that from birth to age six there is important learning happening. One ...
Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC – Serve Healthy Food
The third goal in the Let’s Move! Child Care initiative is to nurture healthy eaters (serve healthy food). Lay the foundation for healthy choices and habits ...
Get Outdoors. Explore.
Research documents the benefits of playing, learning, and simply being outdoors. National and international movements encourage more time in nature. However, ...
Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC – Support Infant Feeding
Goal number five in the Let’s Move! Child Care initiative is to support infant breastfeeding by encouraging mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding benefits ...
The Body: A Tool of Learning for Young Children
Oct 31, 2016
Most people know that physical activity helps children and adults to maintain a healthy body. However, did you know that movement activities build brain ...
Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC – Offer Healthy Beverages
The fourth goal in the Let’s Move! Child Care Initiative is to provide (offer) healthy beverages. Calories found in beverages count just like calories in food ...
Winter Military Quarterly Winter Military Quarterly
Jan 8, 2019
Caring for and teaching children is demanding work. It is important that you and the staff you work with feel well and are as healthy as possible. This ensures ...
Play & music in two-year-olds
Play is the central activity of children. Through play children explore, interact with, and enjoy the world around them. Play is the best context for children ...