Let’s Move Child Care State Challenge – Help Your State Get Nationally Recognized

You can make a difference in the lives and well-being of the children in your care.  The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Office of Child Care are recognizing your important role in the children’s health.   Have you heard of the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign?  Did you know there was aLet’s Move Child Care, focused just for on the child care setting!  There are “more than 20% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old overweight or obese” (Let’s Move Child Care State Challenge Flyer).   

To encourage more child care facilities to participate in Let’s Move Child Care NACCRRA, the CDC and the Office of Child Care have put together a state challenge!

How do child care facilities participate?
 - Sign-up on the Let’s Move Child Care website as a participant.  The sign-up link can be found here.
 - After you sign up, complete the checklist quiz and action plans, which are Steps 2 and 3.

End Date?
The challenge is over April 1st!

What do the winning states get?
“National recognition including an award presentation during the 2012 Weight of the Nation Conference” (Let’s Move Child Care State Challenge Flyer).

What do you get?
 - Make your program even better and more comprehensive than it already was;
 - Bragging rights to current and potential parents that you have chosen to participate in the 1st Lady’s Let’s Move Campaign; and
 - Influence the little ones in your care in a healthy and positive way, a way that some of those children may not get at home. You get to help them learn healthy eating and exercise habits.  If your children are being taught these ways of life, help the parents be consistent!

Ready to help fight childhood obesity?
You have the power AND the support network!  Sign up for the Let’s Move Child Care Initiative and get the bonus of helping your state win!

Share this with all of your friends and lets get as many kids healthy as we can!

More about the state challenge:

Previous Post about Let's Move Child Care:
Let's Move for Child Care Programs



Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.