A message from Let’s Move! Child Care

We’re excited to have over 5,600 early education and child care providers from every state, DC, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands participating in Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC)!  We want even more providers involved in this initiative to improve the health of more children! That is why we’re extending the deadline of the LMCC State Challenge, a competition to see which state/territory achieves the strongest participation in LMCC.

While you can participate in LMCC any time, you can help your state/territory compete in the State Challenge if you participate now.

Two ways to help your state/territory compete in the State Challenge:

• If you are an early education or child care provider and have not already done so, take the Checklist Quiz (http://www.healthykidshealthyfuture.org/content/hkhf/home/startearly/quiz.html) before Sunday, April 8. (Note: The Checklist Quiz will still be available after the State Challenge). The Checklist Quiz will help you see which LMCC goals you are meeting and which goals you need to work towards. The Quiz will also help you create an action plan to reach the goals.

• Tell providers you know about the State Challenge. Encourage them to sign up (http://www.healthykidshealthyfuture.org/content/hkhf/home/startearly/signupnow.html) and take the Checklist Quiz before Sunday, April 8.

Two winning states/territories will be recognized at the Let’s Move! Child Care Recognition Luncheon sponsored by Nemours that will be held following the Weight of the Nation™ Conference (http://www.weightofthenation.org/) in Washington, DC on May 9; the one with:

1. the highest percentage of legally operating child care and early education programs signed up for LMCC
2. the highest percentage of child care and early education programs that completed the Checklist Quiz

Right now, Alaska, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island are in the lead. But, there are still a few more days left!

Good luck!

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