WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative

Lawson Valley Daycare student enjoys fresh produce.
Child care providers have a unique opportunity to shape the lives of the children and families they serve. The WeTHRIVE! Child Care Initiative focuses on enhancing the nutrition and physical activity environment in various child care settings by encouraging increased access to healthier foods and beverages, limited screen time and increased active play.

WeTHRIVE! recognizes that changing the nutrition and physical activity environment takes time and resources that many day care and after school program providers may not have. That's why we're here to help! Take a look at the materials below. For more information, contact Andrea Liptak at 513-946-7947 or Andrea.Liptak@hamilton-co.org.

Resources (all documents are PDF)

Model Policies Parent Engagement: Family-Friendly Activities to Encourage Healthy Behaviors (A Month-by-Month Guide)
Assessment Tools Materials for Child Care and After School Program Providers

Child Care Providers that have adopted the WeTHRIVE! Resolution

2016–2018 Providers:
    • April Wilson Type B—Mt. Healthy
    • Arlene Morgan Type B—Springfield Township
    • Bond Hill Recreation Center—Bond Hill
    • Cathy Wagner Type B—Westwood
    • Cherish Your Children Child Care—College Hill
    • Christina Bowman—Mt. Airy
    • Cozy Care Nursery School Type A—Evanston
    • Crystal Howard Scott Type B—Westwood
    • Deborah Walker Type B—North College Hill
    • Dorothy Thompson Type B—Northside
    • Greater Expectations Learning Center—Springfield Township
  • Julie McKenzie Type B—Westwood
  • Nature with Nurture Child Care—West Price Hill
  • Peggy Glasper Type B—Westwood
  • Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCA Learning Ctr.—Springfield Twp.
  • Ramonica McClain Type B—College Hill
  • Rhonda Smith Type B—Winton Place
  • Sharing Worlds Learning Center—Greenhills
  • St. Rita’s School for the Deaf—Evendale
  • Terri McCormick Type B—Westwood
  • Trinity Child Care—Mt. Healthy
  • Waverly’s Hope Child Care—Colerain Township
View the complete list of WeTHRIVE! Child Care Providers and WeTHRIVE! After School Programs that have committed to enhancing the physical activity and nutrition environment in the facility since the initiative began!

Ohio Healthy Program

Ohio Healthy Program is a statewide recognition program for child care and home care providers who commit to providing a healthier environment for the children they serve through written policies, menu enhancements, Step up to Quality trainings and family engagement. Providers complete the Healthy Children Healthy Weights curriculum, a 15 hour training that explores the importance of healthy eating and physical activity for young children. The Ohio Healthy Program is managed by the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA). Find out which providers in Hamilton County, Ohio are designated Ohio Healthy Program’s by visiting OCCRRA’s website.

Get updates and information about WeTHRIVE!—Join the WeTHRIVE! Movement today! 
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March 26, 2018