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Tools

Let’s Go! Early Care & Education and Out-of-School Program Site Guide
Let's Go! Guide to Success - modifiable packet
Scientific Rationale for the 5-2-1-0 Message
Letter to Families Announcing a New Partnership
Message to Families

Strategy Implementation Resources

STRATEGY 1 - LIMIT UNHEALTHY CHOICES FOR SNACKS AND CELEBRATIONS

STRATEGY 2 - LIMIT OR ELIMINATE SUGARY DRINKS; PROVIDE WATER

STRATEGY 3 - PROHIBIT THE USE OF FOOD AS A REWARD

STRATEGY 4 - PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO GET PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EVERY DAY

STRATEGY 5 - LIMIT RECREATIONAL SCREEN TIME

STRATEGY 6 - PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL INITIATIVES

STRATEGY 7 - ENGAGE COMMUNITY PARTNERS

STRATEGY 8 - PARTNER WITH AND EDUCATE FAMILIES

STRATEGY 9 - IMPLEMENT A STAFF WELLNESS PROGRAM

STRATEGY 10 - COLLABORATE WITH FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Helpful Websites

The trusted organizations below can offer you even more help in creating a healthy environment for the children in your care:

Cooking Matter’s Exploring Food Together Toolkit: This toolkit consists of simple activities that adults who work with young children can use, in the classroom or in the home, to help kids learn about new foods and start building the skills to make healthy food choices.

WinterKids: WinterKids helps kids develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity. The Preschool GOAL offers active, outdoor activities aligned with Maine Early Learning Guidelines for Child Care education providers. Participants in the WinterKids ECE Challenge receive training and incentives to increase physical activity.

Ten Steps to Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Centers: A free resource kit developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to assist child care providers and community groups in implementing strategies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding women. Includes thorough resources to assist child care programs in reaching each of the 10 steps.