Early Care & Education
ISPAN is working to integrate more physical activity and nutrition best practices into Early Care & Education (ECE) systems across Illinois. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Spectrum of Opportunities for State-Level Obesity Prevention Efforts Targeting ECE Settings provides a framework for this work.
ISPAN’s work includes:
- Advocating to bring state child care licensing standards into alignment with best practices for physical activity and nutrition.
- Integrating physical activity and nutrition best practices into professional development and trainings for child care providers.
- Supporting technical assistance providers in their work to help child care sites across the state improve practice around physical activity and nutrition best practices, including administering access to Go NAPSACC.