Have you visited your local Child Care Resource & Referral’s Lending Library recently? If not, you should stop by soon! Thanks to funding from the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant, each CCR&R received brand new physical activity and nutrition kits that are available for FREE check out! The kits are designed to support child care providers in promoting physical activity and healthy eating with the children and families in their program. These kits contain a variety of materials, resources and information to support physical activity and good nutrition such as child-sized cooking utensils, nutritional recipes, soft frisbees, and yoga cards just for kids! Aside from resources used in the program, each kit also includes a Home Activity Backpack that children can wear home to continue to learn about nutrition and physical activity. The backpacks provide an important opportunity to support children’s health and well-being and to encourage families to become more involved in their child’s program! Contact your local CCR&R to learn more about how you can borrow the Active Early and Healthy Bites kits!
Photos below are some of items that can be found in the kits: