ECE settings are one of the places to help young children build a foundation for healthy living. High-quality ECE programming can have a positive impact on a child’s social-emotional wellbeing, educational achievement, health, and socioeconomic outcomes later in life. Promoting physical activity and encouraging healthy behaviors support children during early development and later in life. Early childhood is a critical time for obesity prevention because it’s a phase where children begin to develop taste preferences, learn to walk and play, and copy the behaviors they see.
In working together to ensure that these opportunities for quality training exist, we provide children with a greater likelihood to be at a healthy weight, prevent chronic diseases, and improve academic success and classroom behaviors.
Texas Healthy Building Blocks: Access online training courses designed to support ECE programs in implementing best practices in obesity prevention
HHSC Child Care Regulation
Technical Assistance Library: Technical Assistance is the provision of information, advice, training and consultation provided to a child care operation to help comply with, maintain, and/or more effectively meet minimum standards and achieve program excellence. This page holds a collection of resources commonly used by Child Care Licensing staff to provide Technical Assistance.
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children