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Partnering with Families to Promote Healthy Habits

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Course Length

2 hours

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

We all know how important it is to engage in healthy habits. There are physical and mental health benefits from eating proper foods, drinking water and milk, and getting plenty of exercise. It may be easy to make changes in an early education setting through policies and practices, but it can be challenging to ensure these healthy habits are practiced when children are at home. This proprietary Think Small Institute course will provide information and suggestions for ways to partner with families to ensure children have opportunities to practice healthy habits at home just like they do in your program.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area
  • Content Area I: Planning a safe and healthy learning environment
MN KCF Content Area
  • VII.C: Providing Healthy Nutrition

2 (Intermediate)

State Approval
  • MN
  • OH
  • VT

By completing this Think Small Institute training, learners will be able to:

  • Establish and regularly review health routines and learning environment to ensure compliance with licensing regulations and incorporate national health standards
  • Discuss health and safety policies with family members and provide families with written information about health and safety policies prior to enrollment
  • Provide family style meal and snack times that encourages healthy eating behaviors and positive social engagement