The Fit and Healthy Kids team is committed to providing childcare professionals, teachers and families with resources that can benefit their business, their children and their families. It is our goal to bring you materials that can support you and your families.
The CHIME Program provides education and guidance on how to incorporate mindfulness and reflective practice into your daily routine, teaching and caregiving.
Children enjoy helping in the kitchen and often are more willing to eat foods they help prepare. Involve your child in planning and preparing some meals and snacks for the family. This web page contains articles and recipes.
Picky eating is typical for many children as they grow up and become more independent. The web page offers a few tips to help with a child that is picky eater.
UNL-Extension is committed to providing research-based and culturally responsive information that reflects the rich diversity of the communities we serve.
Parents and caregivers will find many lessons that children can Discover & Design as a family or in a group setting. These one-page lessons have everything you need to introduce the activity, gather materials and view step-by-step instructions. We hope you enjoy working together with the young children in your life.
The EAT Curriculum includes 7 interactive, online lessons, each lesson takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete. Throughout the lessons, you will watch short videos and practice easy strategies to empower yourself to practice family style dining and transform your mealtime to be the most enjoyable part of the day!
Our goal is to help parents and caregivers prepare healthy meals and snacks by sharing recipes, tips and ideas that are geared for children ages 2 to 5.
Growing Active Readers is a series of book-based lessons to help young children understand the benefits of making healthy decisions. There are 31 children’s books in this series and each lesson includes activities, kid-friendly recipes, and handouts. Designed for pre-K to third-grade children, this resource is great for teachers, afterschool program managers and even parents.
Virtual Field Trip Program for Early Childhood. This program provides all caregivers, preschool teachers, and parents with books, virtual tours, art, and physical activities along with music.
Children follow natural developmental progressions in learning. Curriculum research has revealed sequences of activities that are effective in guiding children through these levels of thinking. These developmental paths are the basis for learning trajectories.
Go NAPSACC's provider tools guide childcare providers through 5 simple steps to make healthy changes to their programs. Learn more below about each of the steps and tools offered.
Implementing the Pyramid Model within early intervention and early education programs supports: 1) the reduction in the use of inappropriate discipline practices; 2) family engagement; 3) using data for decision-making; 4) integrating early childhood and infant mental health consultation; and 5) fostering inclusion.
Read for Resilience may help children better understand their experiences and improve their coping skills. The guides provide adults with suggested activities and probing questions to help children personally connect with the experiences of the characters in the books.
This program provides all caregivers (early childhood professionals and parents) with books, guided questions, and expanded learning resources to support literacy development, enhance relationships, and to make a connection with your local library.
The Water Lessons for Preschoolers curriculum is a hands-on curriculum created to support preschool children's learning about water quality, wetlands, and streams. Preschoolers and their teachers will explore and learn about the water cycle, aquifers, rivers, wetlands, and water treatment.
We Care for Kids is a statewide collaborative effort to build support for quality early childhood care and education in Nebraska. We provide information on the importance of quality early childhood education, the essential role it plays in helping families work while raising young children who are prepared for school and life, and what families should look for when seeking quality services. We Care for Kids also builds support for the thousands of early childhood educators who help Nebraska thrive.