A wealth of resources is available to Child Care Providers from various resources. Through this website, Providers will have access to professional development trainings, accreditation information, and more. Please check this page from time-to-time, as we will continue to add more resources for you.
Penn State University
Penn State University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered to create six Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) training modules. The free online training modules provide practical strategies for implementing best practices in early care and education (ECE) settings for promoting healthy weight in young children. The modules are also an opportunity for ECE providers to obtain CEUs from Penn State and professional development credits from many states’ licensing and/or quality improvement systems. The training series includes six lessons that cover background information for childhood obesity prevention and the five best practice goals: increase physical activity, limit screen time, offer healthy beverages, serve healthy food and support infant feeding.
- Go to: http://extension.psu.edu/youth/betterkidcare
- Select "On Demand Web Lessons" button on the left menu bar
- Create an account and sign in
- Select the title of the lesson:
- Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC
- Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC — Increase Physical Activity
- Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC — Limit Screen Time
- Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC — Support Infant Feeding
- Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC — Serve Healthy Food
- Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC — Serve Healthy Beverages
Note: All of Better Kid Care's On Demand lessons are available at no cost to the participant. To receive professional developmen credit and obtain a certificate of completion there is a small fee of $5.
Better Kid Care also has many research-to-practice resources and more than 150 online modules for early care and education and school-age professionals in the areas of child growth and development, curriculum, family engagement and communication, nutrition, healt and safety, and professionalism.