Resources

The Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative is working with child-care settings to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and overall good health. This page contains resources to help create healthy child-care settings.

Indiana


Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral (IACCRR)
Provides families, child care providers, and local communities information on types of child care, professional development opportunities, data on child care in Indiana, and other topics. 
 
Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC)
The IAEYC promotes and supports quality care and education for all young children birth through age eight in Indiana.

Indiana Department of Education: Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
DOE provides local information on the administration of the CACFP.

Paths to QUALITY™ - Indiana’s Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System
Encourages child care providers to enhance their businesses by providing knowledge, training, and guidance in providing higher quality care.

National

 
This resources provides tools for parents on choosing child care, as well as giving child care providers the tools they need to get started.
A collaborative effort of health care professionals and child care providers working to improve the early education and health and safety of children in out-of-home child care.
 
Let’s Move Child Care
Provides tools and resources for child care providers and parents on making sure children have a healthy start. Child care centers and homes can sign up here to be recognized as making a difference in relation to physical activity, nutrition, screen time and/or breastfeeding.

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
Resources to help child care providers support young children’s healthy food choices and physical activity. Also provides Preventing Childhood Obesity in Early Care and Education Programs, a new set of national standards describing evidence-based best practices in nutrition, physical activity, and screen time for early care and education programs.

Nemours
The Nemours Mission is to provide leadership, institutions, and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available, with one high standard of quality and distinction regardless of the recipient’s financial status.

Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care Program (NAP SACC)
NAP SACC is an intervention in child care centers aimed at improving nutrition and physical activity environment, policies and practices through self-assessment and targeted technical assistance.

Strategic Alliance (ENACT) Child Care Strategies
Provides realistic ways to create positive change in their food and activity environments. Strategies are provided to improve nutrition and activity environments (including child care) on the local level.

USDA MyPlate
Provides resources on the recommended amounts and types of foods that should be eaten for good health. Specific information is available for preschoolers.