Happy Healthy Providers Webinar Series
Positive habits for children start with healthy and happy childcare providers. Early childcare professionals and education centers interested in learning how to maintain and reinforce healthy choices within a childcare work environment may register for one or more webinars in this series offered by University of Illinois Extension SNAP-Ed and family life educators. The four-part online series addresses mental, physical, and nutritional health within childcare environments and provides strategies to promote resiliency, manage workplace stress, and encourage positive nutrition and activity choices.
Participants may earn four hours of approved professional development training by attending all four sessions. Illinois Extension is an Authorized Entity of Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry®️.
- October 20, 2020 | How High Do You Bounce - Building Resilience During Difficult Times
For overwhelmed and fatigued childcare providers, finding fulfillment and meaning in work can be a struggle. Stress is a global health epidemic, and building resiliency skills to manage and thrive in the workplace is more important than ever. Highly resilient people have the ability to adapt, recover and grow stronger from challenging situations. Learn what characteristics these resilient people possess that help them create opportunities from challenges and how YOU can also nurture and strengthen your resilience.
- October 27, 2020 | Healthy Habits - Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity
Good nutrition and an active lifestyle help prepare children for learning while positively influencing growth and development. Early care and education centers can help build those habits by offering a variety of healthy foods and plenty of opportunities to be physically active. Learn strategies that early care and education center staff can use to support children and their families in developing a foundation of healthy habits that last a lifetime.
- November 10, 2020 | Being Mindful in a Busy Childcare Setting
Children often reflect the emotional energy of adults around them. Mindfulness has a variety of research-backed impacts, including reduction in stress, and improvements in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, and focus. In this session, discover how to cultivate a personal mindful practice and explore strategies to implement mindfulness in your childcare setting.
- November 17, 2020 | Healthy Eating Starts with Role Modeling
Early childcare staff are in a position to positively impact children’s nutritional IQ. Learn about instilling the importance of positive role models in your early care facility, how to incorporate role modeling into your nutrition policy, and explore ideas for providing staff nutrition education.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This material is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact organizer Kaitlyn Streitmatter. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.