Providence, RI, May 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Rhode Island Child Care Resource Center, managed by the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children (RIAEYC), in cooperation with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, is offering I am Moving, I am Learning: One Day Intensive Workshop for early childhood education providers on Saturday, June 4th at Dr. Jose Alvarez High School in Providence.
I am Moving, I am Learning (IMIL) is a proactive approach for addressing childhood obesity in children. The program was developed for National Head Start programs and launched in 2004 as a pilot project in 17 Head Start centers in West Virginia. IMIL aims to increase children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, improve the quality of structured movement activities facilitated by adults and improve healthy nutrition choices for children.
“This is a great opportunity for child care providers to attend a collaborative training at low cost to help battle childhood obesity in a fun and exciting way,” says Lisa Hildebrand, Assistant Director of RIAEYC & BrightStars. “It is not often that two state agencies join together with a local non-profit to offer this type of professional development opportunity. We hope child care providers take advantage of it!”
Registration for this one day intensive workshop must be made in advance and space is limited. The cost is $30 per provider, and includes a backpack, music CDs and a binder full of information on incorporating movement activities into every child’s day. Providers will earn a total of six (6) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with the Rhode Island Department of Youth, Children and Families (DCYF) for attending.
Contact the RI Child Care Resource Center at resourcecenter@BrightStars.org or 401-398-7605 for more information.
About the Rhode Island Child Care Resource Center, BrightStars and RIAEYC
The RI Child Care Resource Center is co-located with BrightStars, Rhode Island’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for child care and early learning programs. All licensed child care centers, preschools, center-based Head Start and Early Head Start programs, school-age programs and family child care homes can participate in BrightStars. BrightStars funding partners include United Way of Rhode Island, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Rhode Island Department of Human Services, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and the Rhode Island Foundation. BrightStars and the Rhode Island Childcare Resource Center are managed by the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children (RIAEYC), a non-profit organization and the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Visit www.BrightStars.org for more information.