ERIC Number: EJ1035348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Using Current Resources to Implement Wellness Programming for Preschoolers
Cirignano, Sherri M.
Journal of Extension, v51 n5 Article 5TOT9 Oct 2013
Currently, there is a nationwide effort to include preschool-aged children in wellness efforts for the prevention of obesity. National resources include guidelines, best practices, and tip sheets to assist in the implementation of these interventions. The Let's Move! Child Care Checklist is a resource that can be used to assess the level at which early care sites (ECS) are meeting recommendations, and a number of preschool-specific curricula exist to consider for implementation. Extension educators are well positioned to provide wellness interventions that can work towards meeting current standards for ECS.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Wellness, Child Health, Prevention, Obesity, Check Lists, Child Care Centers, Preschool Education, Intervention, Educational Resources, Eating Habits, Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Food, Water, Nutrition Instruction, Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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