Child care providers are uniquely positioned to help young children and families build habits that can have a lasting impact on their health.

The WeTHRIVE!℠ Child Care Initiative, re-launched in February 2022, helps child care centers and in-home child care providers identify and implement strategies related to:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Parent engagement
  • Screen time
  • Oral health

Benefits of participating in the WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative include:

  • NAPSACC assessments to identify strengths and opportunities to improve the nutrition and physical activity environment of the center
  • Menu audits and recommendations by a registered dietitian nutritionist
  • Support to achieve the Ohio Healthy Program designation
  • Free Ohio Approved child care training hours
  • Opportunities to network with other WeTHRIVE! communities, schools, and community partners
  • Recognition through WeTHRIVE! social media, website stories, and local news

As of April 2022, the following child care providers have joined the re-launched initiative:

  • Eager Achievers Learning Academy
  • Greater Expectations Learning Center
  • Kids Plus Learning Center
  • Waverly’s Hope Child Care

The WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative is open to child care providers that serve active WeTHRIVE! communities. For more information, call 513-946-7800 or send a message to

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