Support for Early Care and Education Providers

Support for Early Care and Education Providers 2017-03-29T11:15:47+00:00

Like parents and caregivers, early care and education providers are the backbone for early childhood wellness in our communities.  More and more families rely on early care and education providers to take care of their children while they work.  On average, young children spend 32 hours a week in early learning environments.  Early care and education providers are role models for healthy habits that young children will use for life.  The early care and education providers at Early Ages Healthy Stages consistently go above and beyond to create opportunities for the children in their care.  When early care and education providers are supported by community and financial resources, they become a source of health and wellness expertise not only for the children that they serve, but for their families and community as well.  Unfortunately, inconsistencies in funding, financial strain, and work/home stressors often keep early care and education providers from giving the energy that they would like to the classroom.  In Cuyahoga County, early care and education providers are not always recognized and appreciated for the significant contribution they make to the development of our youngest citizens.

Our Goal: Young children in Cuyahoga County …

Strategies for change: The table below …


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CPST, C. G. (2014, January March 1, 2017). Environmental and Policy Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Community Scale urban design and land use policies. Retrieved from Community Guide for Preventive Services Task Force: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/sites/default/files/assets/PA-Environmental-Community-Scale-Urban-Design-Land-Use.pdf