For Immediate Release
January 5, 2017
GetUp Healthy Child Care Award Program Open Again
to Child Care Centers and Preschools
Award Honors Child Care Providers That Model Healthy Lifestyles
Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County’s GetUp Montgomery County program is offering an award opportunity for early child care providers serving children ages 3-5. The GetUp Healthy Child Care Award program is in partnership with 4C for Children, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Learn to Earn Dayton and Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services.
The award is based on the daily 5-2-1-0 recommendations:
- 5 or more fruits and vegetables
- 2 hours or less of leisure screen time
- 1 hour or more of physical activity
- 0 sugary beverages
Although the national obesity rates among children ages 2 to 5 have decreased, it is still important to improve the best practices in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and screen time. Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper explains, “Many of our children spend most of their days in the early child care setting. If we can continue to model healthy habits in our settings, our children will have the best opportunities to live a healthy lifestyle. ”
The GetUp Healthy Child Care Award is a free and voluntary assessment that will recognize those who meet or exceed the recommended best practices for young children. GetUp staff will review the completed assessments to determine award winners. GetUp staff will also provide technical assistance and resources in support to all participants. If awarded, winners will receive a certificate and posters to display at their center, as well as recognition at the Readiness Summit on Friday, March 3, 2017. The award will be valid for two years.
The assessment, in the link below, is available January 3, 2017 – February 10, 2017. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017HCCA