Child Care Partners Joins "Let's Move Child Care" Campaign

December 1, 2011

A group of Child Care Resource & Referral staff from across Oregon, Washington and Idaho recently attended a 3 day train-the-trainer session for the I Am Moving, I Am Learning curriculum. The focus of this training is obesity prevention.

As child care providers, you play a key role in helping children to learn to make healthy choices. Children should have 60 minutes of planned physical activity and 60 minutes of free activity every day. This does not mean all at one time. Short bursts of vigorous to moderate activity that is fun, is much more appropriate for children.

Over 20% of children between 2 and 5 years old are overweight or obese. That is a startling statistic. As child care providers, you play a key role in supporting children and families in choosing a healthier lifestyle.

Child Care Partners will be offering a part of the I Am Moving, I Am Learning training at our 2nd Annual Early Childhood Mini Conference in March, 2012.

Learn more about Let's Move Child Care - Early Childhood Obesity Prevention.