WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative
Child care providers have a unique opportunity to shape the lives of the children and families they serve. The WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative focuses on enhancing the nutrition and physical activity environment in various child care settings by encouraging increased access to healthier foods and beverages, limited screen time and increased active play.
WeTHRIVE! recognizes that changing the nutrition and physical activity environment takes time and resources that many day care and after school program providers may not have. That's why we're here to help! Take a look at the materials below. For more information, contact Andrea Liptak at 513-946-7947 or Andrea.Liptak@hamilton-co.org.
Resources (all documents are PDF) Model Policies Parent Engagement: Family-Friendly Activities to Encourage Healthy Behaviors (A Month-by-Month Guide) Assessment Tools Materials for Child Care and After School Program Providers
Child Care Centers and After School Programs that have adopted the WeTHRIVE! Resolution 2016/2017 Providers:
- Blessed Christian Academy (Type B Home)—Northside
- Brandee’s Baby Blossoms (Type B Home)—Lockland
- Cherish Your Children Child Care, Inc.—College Hill
- Cozy Care Nursery School & Daycare (Type A)—Northside
- Dorothy Fox-Thompson (Type B Home)—Walnut Hills
- Kids Are Special People Family Child Care (Type B Home)—Avondale
- Peggy’s Loveable Daycare (Type B Home)—Westwood
- Sharon Hill Daycare and Preschool—Forest Park
- Terri’s Tots Learning Center (Type B Home)—Westwood
View the complete list of WeTHRIVE! Child Care Centers
and WeTHRIVE! After School Programs
that have committed to enhancing the physical activity and nutrition environment in the facility since the initiative began!
Ohio Healthy Program
Ohio Healthy Program is a statewide recognition program for child care and home care providers who commit to providing a healthier environment for the children they serve through written policies, menu enhancements, Step up to Quality trainings and family engagement. Providers complete the Healthy Children Healthy Weights curriculum, a 15 hour training that explores the importance of healthy eating and physical activity for young children. The Ohio Healthy Program is managed by the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA). Find out which providers in Hamilton County, Ohio are designated Ohio Healthy Program’s by visiting OCCRRA’s website