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Early Care & Education Tools

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Resources for Program Staff

Resources to Share with Families

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

  • Cooking Matter’s Community Resources: This website 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.