Introducing Team Nutrition’s new resource:
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care
The USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is pleased to announce the release of Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care. This booklet is designed to help Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators provide garden-based nutrition education for children ages 3 through 5 years old in family child care settings. This resource is a family child care version of FNS’ Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables.
- Booklet featuring lesson plans for six featured fruits and vegetables
- MyPlate Poster
- Tasty Acres Farm Map
- Memory Card Game
All materials are currently available in English online at Grow It, Try It, Like It.
Please share this information with CACFP sponsoring organizations and homes in your State. If you have a social media account, please consider sharing the message graphic using the hashtag #TeamNutrition. For questions or more information, please contact TeamNutrition@fns.usda.gov. Print versions coming soon!
Planning for Winter Emergencies
From the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness
If your program is located in an area subject to extreme cold and winter weather, you need a plan for handling weather-related emergencies. Review the new Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programs (EPM) and use the tools within to create or revise your winter weather plan.
Community Forums - Thanks for Attending
The Early Childhood Services Bureau and the Child Care Licensing Program held joint community forums in selected cities this Fall. The purpose of these forums was to have a discussion with parents, providers, and community members about the Child Care and Development Fund 2019-2021 State Plan. The State Plan defines health and safety requirements for child care providers, outlines family-friendly eligibility policies, and details requirements for parents and the general public to have transparent information about the child care choices available to them. The community forums provided information on regulations, market rate and reimbursement, and changes in licensing rules. Two hours of approved training hours were available for licensed child care providers.
Community Forum Presentation Slides
Demonstration of Pyramid Model Practices