Provider Training & Implementation
Eligible Providers must interact regularly with children birth to five and may include teachers, directors, floaters, nutritional service staff, and recreation coordinators. Providers typically are associated with family child care homes, private child care centers, faith based child care facilities, Head Start staff, pre-k or Kindergarten classroom teachers, before and after school staff, YMCA/YWCA staff and parks and recreation staff.
In most cases, providers are able to receive 3 CHC's for attending the 3 hour Be Active Kids training session. Be Active Kids is working to offer CEU's for participating in in-person and online follow-up trainings. Once a provider has been trained in the Be Active Kids program they are asked to return to their children and begin implementing the program. In order to gather much needed information about the program implementation, we ask that providers submit usage data, testimonials, and feedback on a regular basis. Providers are reinforced for using the Be Active Kids curriculum in their classes through a rewards program.
If you are a child care provider or school teacher who works with infants, toddlers, two's and/or preschoolers and would like to find out more information about being trained in Be Active Kids and receiving a Be Active Kids kit, contact a Be Active Kids Program Specialist.
Resources for Providers and Teachers:
- Check out the Be Active at Home page for more information to provide to parents.
- Healthy Strides for Child Care Providers - Physical Activity Section [Go for 21 Challenge]
- My Eat Smart Move More