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H.E.A.L.T.H.Y . Kids Healthy Kids Move AND Healthy Kids Move Beyond Munchies A collaboration with the Harvard Prevention Research Center, the Office of Child Care Services, and the Massachusetts Department of Education, Nutrition Program and Food Services. Project History

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h e a l t h y kids

H.E.A.L.T.H.Y. Kids

Healthy Kids Move

AND

Healthy Kids Move Beyond Munchies

A collaboration with the Harvard Prevention Research Center, the Office of Child Care Services, and the Massachusetts Department of Education, Nutrition Program and Food Services.

project history
Project History
  • Collaboration with Harvard Prevention Research Center, MA Dept. of Education: Food & Nutrition Programs, and WIC
  • Process for changing regulations:
    • FCC regulations in review
    • GCC/SAC regulations in review 05-06
  • Dissemination
  • Provider training
  • Pending partnerships
  • Resources

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

collaboration
Collaboration
  • Harvard contacts OCCS regarding obesity and overweight epidemic
  • Discuss collaboration and steps the licensing agency can take to help combat this trend through regulation and education of child care providers.

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

occs regulation review
OCCS Regulation Review
  • FCC regulations in review in 2001
  • Regulations added regarding Physical Activity in family child care programs

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

family child care regulations
Family Child Care Regulations

8.11(2)(f)(g):

(2): Routine: The caregiver must carry out a routine that is flexible and responsive to the needs and interests of the children in care. This routine must include:

(f) thirty minutes of physical activity per day

(g) daily outdoor play, weather permitting

Regulations:

www.qualitychildcare.org

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

group and school age child care regulation review
Group and School-Age Child Care Regulation Review
  • In process
  • Recommendations for physical activity include:
      • sixty minutes of physical activity per day
      • daily outdoor play, weather permitting

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

dissemination of information
Dissemination of Information
  • Providers receive new regulations via US Mail
  • Information is provided at new provider orientation
  • Kids In Motion technical assistance paper on www.qualitychildcare.org
  • Healthy Kids Move Training available through the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

healthy kids move manual
Healthy Kids Move Manual

Healthy Kids Move Manual

  • Available late summer: at www.Mass.gov/EEC

Contents

The Healthy Kids Move manual, developed by

OCCS, DOE, and Harvard University includes:

  • An overview of physical development, birth through school-age;
  • Physical Activity Ideas and adaptations; and
  • Information on promotinghealthy eating habits and Nutrition ideas

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

training for providers
Training for Providers
  • Healthy Kids Move training developed in 2001
  • Train the Trainers for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies held at the Children’s Museum in Boston every Jan.
  • Annual Collaboration meeting and update of the training every July
  • Training offered across the state each year through OCCS funding
  • Printing of the Healthy Kids Move manual Sept. 2004 by Dept. of Education
  • Harvard holds quarterly partners meetings annually.
  • Manual will be available for download on Early Education and Care website and Dept. of Education

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

additional partnerships
Additional Partnerships
  • DPH
  • Head Start
  • UMASS Memorial Hospital of Central MA

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

department of early education and care
Department of Early Education and Care

Please be advised that on July 1, 2005,

the Office of Child Care Services, and

Early Learning Services from the

Department of Education will jointly

become the new Department of Early

Education and Care.

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05

contact information
Contact Information
  • Office of Child Care Services/Dept. of Early Education and Care:
    • Jody Figuerido: jody.figuerido@state.ma.us
    • Current Website: www.qualitychildcare.org
    • As of July 1st: www.Mass.gov/EEC

J. Figuerido, OCCS, 6-30-05