Early Care and Education
California SNAP-Ed Early Childhood (or Early Care and Education) (ECE) activities include nutrition education, physical activity integration, and also providing technical assistance with assessing ECE settings to support best practices of children’s nutrition and physical activity environments.
SNAP-Ed ECE trainings focus on providing support to local implementing agency staff that provide technical assistance to direct care providers in ECE settings or conduct activities with children ages zero to five. In-person workshops and webinars include interactive activities to support learning.
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Sprouting Healthy Kids in Early Care and Education Settings (WORD, 122MB)
Sprouting Healthy Kids in Early Care and Education Settings (PPT, 16.5MB)
Painting Preschool Playgrounds for Movement Guide (PDF, 2.83MB)
Painting Preschool Playgrounds for Movement Additional Materials (PDF)
ECE Activity 1 (PDF, 5.64MB)
ECE Activity 2 (PDF)
ECE Activity 3 (PDF)
California SNAP-Ed Connection - Evidence Based Interventions
The resources listed below are intended to complement California SNAP-Ed trainings provided. For questions on allowability of use in implementing SNAP-Ed activities, please contact your SNAP-Ed State Implementing Agency contact for clarification and guidance.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
USDA’s Behavioral Milestones (PDF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Early Care and Education
Caring for our Children, National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for ECE Programs, 3rd Edition
Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs
California Preschool Learning Foundations
Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, Smarter Mealtimes in Child Care