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Have you heard about the Let’s Move! Child Care initiative?
The Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) initiative was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama with the aim of creating a healthier future for children in early care and education programs. LMCC provides tips, Webinars, and other online resources highlighting goals oriented towards child care providers- including increasing physical activity, reducing screen time, improving food and beverage choices, and supporting infant feeding.
Let’s Move! Child Care participants can complete an online interactive checklist quiz to assess what quality improvements can be made related to these goals. Providers can create action plans to incorporate into their own programs, and earn a certificate of recognition after completion of the action plan. Several states have created additional incentives connected to LMCC, including linking it to Quality Rating Improvement Systems and professional development. The Office of Child Care has also received many success stories through the website and encourages you to share descriptions of success in your communities through the success story page.
The Office of Child Care is proud to have more than 2,000 providers involved in LMCC, but they believe more providers–and more children–can get involved in this exciting initiative.