Training

Training, which we often refer to as professional development, is best defined as tailored guidance to help you meet your goals. Let’s Go! is committed to supporting our sites through small, in-person meetings, group sector meetings, site visits, workshops and conferences. We also provide virtual support to all child care programs through our interactive webinars.

We’ll teach you new skills, provide expert advice, coach you through challenges and offer encouragement as you work to increase opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the places kids live, learn, work and play.

Online Training Modules 

Welcome to Let’s Go!’s online training modules! These trainings are designed to educate child care providers on different physical activity and nutrition-related topics for young children and can be completed at your own pace. Each module is coupled with a knowledge-enhancing quiz and is worth licensing contact hours*. By completing all currently available modules, you can earn 3 licensing contact hours!

Eat Right, Grow Strong: Nutrition for Young Children
This module is designed to give child care providers an overview of what specific foods should be offered to young children along with how and why these foods should be offered. The goal of this module is to educate childcare providers on how they are helping to shape children’s eating behaviors, and how they can create an environment that promotes and supports healthy eating. To earn your licensing contact hour certificate* please complete the lesson quiz after viewing the video. You will have access to download your certificate on the last page of the quiz.

Moving Children to Good Health: Physical Activity for Young Children
This module is designed to educate child care providers on the basics of physical activity for young children and the role body movement has in proper development. The goal of this module is to educate childcare providers on the gross motor recommendations for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, as well as the important role child care programs and their staff plays in helping children develop active lifestyles. To earn your licensing contact hour certificate* please complete the lesson quiz after viewing the video. You will have access to download your certificate on the last page of the quiz.  

Supporting Breastfeeding Families: A Guide for Child Care Providers
This module is designed to educate providers on how to properly store and handle breast milk and how a child care program can create a welcoming and supportive environment for breastfeeding families; ultimately helping moms successfully achieve their breastfeeding goals. The goal is to educate providers and build their confidence in supporting moms who breastfeed. To earn your licensing contact hour certificate* please complete the lesson quiz after viewing the video. You will have access to download your certificate on the last page of the quiz.


*The Let's Go! Child Care Trainings are eligible for licensing contact hours in the State of Maine. If you are outside the state of Maine, you must check with your child care licensing division to determine if these courses may count toward your licensing continuing education requirements. The content for some of these modules was adapted with permission from the original Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) Program, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, May 2007.

 

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