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Early Care and Education

Tools for Use in Early Care and Education

Be Active Kids

Be Active Kids — Use this interactive program to promote health in children ages birth to five.

Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Initiatives — Learn how to support breastfeeding in child care settings.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) — Access program and resources that aim to provide nutritious foods for wellness, healthy growth and development of young children.

Child Care Services Association — Access resources, publications and the latest news in child care.

Child Trends — Access early childhood and youth data and research.

Color Me Healthy

Color Me Healthy Curriculum — Teach children ages four and five that eating healthy and being physically active are fun.

Active Play Spaces

Creating Active Outdoor Play Spaces Guide — Learn how to create play spaces that promote physically active play.

Early Educator Certification Toolkit — Access tools and professional development materials for educators in early care and education settings.


Go NAP SACC Program — Use assessments to examine eating and physical activity environments and practices in child-care settings.

Head Start: Nutrition — Access resources to support healthy eating habits and find nutrition assistance information to share with families

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future — Access tools and resources to make a child obesity prevention program in family child care or early care and education settings.

Let’s Move! — Promote healthier foods and physical activity in child care settings.

North Carolina Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation — Become a breastfeeding-friendly child care center.

NC Children and Nature Coalition — Access professionals and resources to help support built and natural learning environments.

North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center — Promote safe and healthy environments in early care and education settings.

NC Child Care Resource & Referral Council — This organization provides a network of services for families, child care providers, employers, and communities

NC State Design Natural Learning Initiative (NIL) — Access design assistance, evaluation, professional development and policy initiatives.

Promoting Healthy Weight for Young Children — A Blueprint for Preventing Early Childhood Obesity in North Carolina

Shape NC — Promote healthy eating and active play in child care programs.

Smart Start — Create environments, practices and policies that encourage young children to eat healthy and be physically active.

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