Let’s Move! Child Care Initiative and Head Start: Share Your Experiences

3/13/14

This June, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and Office of Head Start (OHS) are celebrating the fourth anniversary of the Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) Initiative. Since its beginning in 2011, this initiative has inspired efforts across the country. LMCC supports work that gives young children opportunities to be active and eat healthy meals and snacks while in early care and education settings such as child care centers, Head Start, Early Head Start, and family child care homes.

OHS has embraced LMCC, and local Head Start and Early Head Start programs are doing great work to improve the health of the young children they serve. We want to hear your stories of progress and success! Whether your program has made big or small changes to promote LMCC’s five main goals, the achievements are worth sharing. Your story can energize and inspire others to make changes to support healthy children and families.

We Want to Hear From You!

Describe how you have added creative movement and increased physical activity in your daily schedule. Share the success of a child or a family as a result of improvements you have made in everyday nutrition practices. Tell us how you have promoted breastfeeding with your Early Head Start mothers and supported their decision to nurse their infant. Be sure to include a photo or two, if available.

How to Share

To share your story, send an email to LMCCStories@cdc.gov.

Select stories will be featured as part of the fourth anniversary celebration in June. Other stories will be promoted every few months on the LMCC website.

Questions?

For free tools and resources related to LMCC best practices, visit HealthyKidsHealthyFuture.org. If your program has not already registered to be part of the initiative, sign up now!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

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