The National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative
WHAT: A project designed to spread sustainable policy and practice improvements in early care and education (ECE) programs to prevent childhood obesity. The project assists ECE providers to improve the quality of care they provide to young children with respect to nutrition, breastfeeding support, physical activity and screen time.
WHO: The collaborative involved 810 ECE programs in six states: Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and New Jersey.
WHEN: October 2012 to September 2013
FUNDER: This project was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was in partnership with Nemours.
NICHQ'S ROLE: Provided technical assistance, strategic guidance and faculty expertise in ECE and public health, as well as assisted with collaborative quality improvement, outreach, recruitment and expansion for the project.