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1 Welcome NPA Participants David A. Bowman, MPA, Program Manager Delaware Department of Education Community Nutrition Programs April 13, 2012 David A. Bowman, MPA, Program Manager Delaware Department of Education Community Nutrition Programs April 13, 2012

2 How Important Are Early Learning Foundations? Obvious connection between education and opportunity Generational data on poverty and education highlights challenge families face in breaking the “at-risk” cycle. One outcome is really clear for families that cannot break the cycle. Obvious connection between education and opportunity Generational data on poverty and education highlights challenge families face in breaking the “at-risk” cycle. One outcome is really clear for families that cannot break the cycle.

3 The groups of state prison inmates who had not completed high school or the GED Included: –40% of males and 42% of females –27% of whites, 44% of African-Americans, and 53% of Hispanics –52% of inmates 24 or younger and 35% of inmates 45 or older –61% of noncitizens and 38% of U.S. citizens –59% with a speech disability, 66% with a learning disability, and 37% without a reported disability The groups of state prison inmates who had not completed high school or the GED Included: –40% of males and 42% of females –27% of whites, 44% of African-Americans, and 53% of Hispanics –52% of inmates 24 or younger and 35% of inmates 45 or older –61% of noncitizens and 38% of U.S. citizens –59% with a speech disability, 66% with a learning disability, and 37% without a reported disability

4 Opportunities Abound for Caregivers Delaware Stars – rating system for caregivers (centers and homes) –Can result in added POC reimbursement University of Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood Education –Research-based tiered professional development for all caregivers Delaware Stars – rating system for caregivers (centers and homes) –Can result in added POC reimbursement University of Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood Education –Research-based tiered professional development for all caregivers

5 Focusing on Whole Child Physical Activity really important, but so is nutrition, social and emotional health and environment. Connections To Learning Physical Activity really important, but so is nutrition, social and emotional health and environment. Connections To Learning

6 Physical Activity My “connections” focus was nutrition and physical activity. Strategies were developed to share with schools, centers and home providers My “connections” focus was nutrition and physical activity. Strategies were developed to share with schools, centers and home providers

7 Essential Strategy Address physical activity using a coordinated approach- Connections to Learning- promotes center, school, parent & community buy-in for physical activity & healthy eating DOE Mini-grants available Address physical activity using a coordinated approach- Connections to Learning- promotes center, school, parent & community buy-in for physical activity & healthy eating DOE Mini-grants available

8 Working with State Partners

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14 Provide quality resources that enable all caregivers to succeed! Team Nutrition Tool Kit: 1.Administrators Guide 2.Menu Planning Guide 3.Foods that Meet DE Rules Guide 4.Partnering with Families Guide 5.Nutrition Label/Shopping Cheat Sheet Essential Strategy

15 Let’s Move! Child Care is an effort to promote children’s health by encouraging and supporting healthier physical activity and nutrition practices for children in all child care settings in 5 goal areas: Physical ActivityScreen Time NutritionInfant Feeding Beverages WHAT IS ?

16 Let’s Move! Many efforts under the Let’s Move! umbrella –Settings span communities around the country

17 5 Goals Provide 1-2 hours of physical activity throughout the day, including outside play when possible. For mothers who want to continue breastfeeding, provide their milk to their infants and welcome them to breastfeed during the child care day. Support all new parents' decisions about infant feeding. Provide access to water during meals and throughout the day, and don't serve sugar-sweetened drinks. For children age 2 and older, serve low-fat (1%) or non-fat milk, and no more than one 4- to 6-ounce serving of 100% juice per day. Serve fruits or vegetables at every meal, eat meals family-style whenever possible, and don't serve fried foods. No screen time for children under 2 years. For children age 2 and older, strive to limit screen time to no more than 30 minutes per week during child care, and work with parents and caregivers to ensure children have no more than 1-2 hours of quality screen time per day (as recommended by AAP). 1. Physical Activity 2. Screen Time 3. Nutrition 4. Beverages 5. Infant Feeding

18 Structure 1. Child care providers, trainers, Head Start staff, and others start by registering online Participants receive s and can access interactive quizzes and tips in the 5 goal areas, earn recognition for meeting the goals, and share success stories 3. The website provides a library of online tools and resources

19 Sign up on our website! Joining Let’s Move! Child Care is easy! Check out free resources, take the short quizzes, and share your success stories! Website created and hosted by

20 Statewide “Let’s Move” Registration Focus Office of Child Care Licensing U of DE Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood Education DOE Office of Child Care Licensing U of DE Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood Education DOE

21 o Office of the First Lady o White House Domestic Policy Council o US Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Health Resources and Services Administration o Office of the First Lady o White House Domestic Policy Council o US Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Health Resources and Services Administration Key Partners

22 Organizations Represented on the HKHF Outreach Subcommittee o Afterschool Alliance o American Academy of Pediatrics o California Food Policy Advocates o Center for Science in the Public Interest o Early Care and Education Consortium o First Five Years Fund o Food Research and Action Council o Healthy Eating Research o Dept of Health & Human Services (ACF, CDC, HRSA) o Milken Institute o National Afterschool Association o National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies o National Association for Family Child Care o National Association for Regulatory Administration o National Association for the Education of Young Children o National Child Care Association o National Head Start Association o National Indian Child Care Association o National League of Cities o National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education o National Women’s Law Center o Nemours o Ounce of Prevention o Partnership for a Healthier America o Service Employees International Union o UNC o United Way o USDA-FNS o White House (Domestic Policy Council, First Lady’s Office) o YMCA o Zero to Three

23 FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit Contact the Let’s Move! Child Care Help Desk Share your stories!


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