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Growing Healthy Children Application Packet


This is the application for your program to receive a "Growing Healthy Children" Recognition Level.

Childcare programs like yours work hard to create a safe environment that promotes learning and fosters healthy habits.  We encourage you to submit this application for the opportunity to receive "Growing Healthy Children" Recognition in one of three levels.  Learning Collaborative participants from September 2021-June 2022 are eligible to apply with NEW progress in their account from July 1, 2022- December 31, 2022.  

Criteria for Emerging, Blossoming, and Thriving childcare programs are detailed below with the awards packages that accompany the Recognition.  Awarded childcare programs will also be publicized through soical media and other web content.  Recognition awarded in 2023 is based on progress made from July 1 through December 31 2022.

You can apply at any time, but to receive recognition for work done in 2022 you must submit an applications by January 18, 2023.  Programs receiving awards will be recognized at our Annual Meeting of the Members.

When you click Submit the application will be sent to katrina.betancourt@arkansasobesity.org

We appreciate your application and thank you for the work you do to ensure every student is safe, healthy, and ready to learn!


Levels of Recognition

Items pictured are only examples of incentive packages. .  Actual packages will be based on funding and are hand selected for each program based on their current needs and goals.

 

Emerging Childcare Programs (Up to $200 Package)

Childcare programs who receive the “Emerging” designation are laying a strong foundation for improving the health of young children through practices, policies, and environments that instill habits supporting lifelong health and well-being. "Emerging" Programs connected to Go NAPSACC will have completed the following:

1 Full Cycle 

Self-Assessment

2-3 Goals / Action Plans Created 

2-3 Goals Completed 

2nd Self-Assessment Completed 

5% Overall Best Practice Score Improvement 

Blossoming Childcare Programs (Up to $300 Package)

Programs that receive the “Blossoming” designation build upon the requirements of Emerging programs.  "Blossoming" Programs connected to Go NAPSACC will have completed the following:

2 Full Cycles

Self-Assessments across 2 Content Areas

2-3 Goals / Action Plans Created per Content Area

2-3 Goals Completed per Content Area 

2nd Self-Assessments Completed across same 2 Content Areas 

5% Overall Best Practice Score Improvement across both content areas

Thriving Childcare Programs (Up to $500 Package)

The “Thriving” designation is our highest level of recognition.  A program's ability to make lasting change to both the environment and policies is a sign of success and sustainability.  "Thriving" Programs connected to Go NAPSACC will have completed the following:

4 Full Cycles

Self-Assessments across 4 Content Areas

2-3 Goals / Action Plans Created per Content Area

2-3 Goals Completed per Content Area 

2nd Self-Assessments Completed across same 4 Content Areas 

5% Overall Best Practice Score Improvement across all 4 content areas


Application

About Your Childcare Facility

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City *
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9. Does your child care program have a Go NAPSACC Account?
10. Have you taken at least one Self-Assessment?
11. What Content Area/s are you working in?
12. Have you selected 2-3 Goals to work on and built Action Plans for those goals?
13. Have you reached any of your goals?
15. Do you need any additional resources to help you reach your goals?
Ideas: Old Menu/New Menu, Old Policy/New Policy, Pictures, Testimonials, Schedule Change
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19. Have you participated in any trainings or educated your team further on the content area/s you are working in (sharing of resources or staff meeting discussions)? Please list any trainings you or your team attended. (We will check for Go NAPSACC Trainings.

If you have not reached any of your goals, you may access related trainings available for PDR Credit in your Go NAPSACC account.  Please reach out to your TA consultant if you would like direction towards other trainings surrounding the content area you are working in!

 * If you have not completed any of your selected goals yet, do not continue.  Please submit this application now.* 


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22. Have you taken your 2nd Self-Assessment in the content area/s you are working in?
23. What Content Area/s do you plan on working in next?


Thank you for your application!  We will be in touch soon with your Recognition Status!   All of the honorees will be recognized at our Annual Meeting of the Members on January 24th.  Each will receive incentives throughout the year for achieving this recognition. This may include, but not limited to, marketing/media packages, technical assistance, access to trainings, access to funding resources, etc.