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

The WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative is open to child care providers that serve active WeTHRIVE! communities. For more information, contact Andrea Bourgeois.

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