Early Learning Advisory Committee
The Head Start Advisory Committee was approved by the Puget Sound ESD Board at their October 15, 2014, Board meeting. Notice was then provided to the Head Start Regional Office regarding formation of this committee.
Head Start Advisory Committee Review
The Committee shall consist of five (5) members. Such members shall be comprised of:
- Two (2) currently elected Policy Council Vice-Chairs
– Carolyn Solitaire
- Two (2) currently sitting Puget Sound ESD Board members
– Joanne Seng
– Jill Johnson
- One (1) Puget Sound ESD Early Learning Policy & Governance Advisor (or his/her designee)
– Lori Pittman
- One (1) Superintendent Liaison
– Kay Lancaster
Chaired by Puget Sound ESD Early Learning Policy & Governance Advisor: Lori Pittman
Program Support: Barb Johnson, Early Learning Executive Assistant
Nutrition Education Resources
Welcome to our resource page for nutrition education! We know healthy children do better in school and a key to being healthy comes from the food we eat. We have created this page to help you make teaching about healthy food choices fun as well as accessible. We’ll provide on-going nutrition education resources so check in with us often and see what’s new.
RECIPES AND IDEAS FOR COOKING
Cooking together is one way children and families learn about healthy food choices. It’s also a great time to reinforce learning around math, literacy, and science. Encouraging and modeling healthy food choices can establish lifelong eating habits. When doing a cooking lesson with children or serving food at a family event, please choose foods that reflect healthy habits.
We’ve collected a number of recipes that are kid friendly, easy to make and healthy too. Each one is available in both English and Spanish. These camera ready recipes are ready to copy. Enjoy!
Other Resources for Cooking with Children:
READY, SET, GO! 5-2-1-0
Ready, Set, Go! 5-2-1-0 is a community-based initiative designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children and families. Healthy choices are easier to make in a healthy environment with access to healthy foods and physical activity. PSESD Early Lerning supports the campaign and 5-2-1-0 is part of our Early Learning curriculum.
What does 5-2-1-0 stand for?
- Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
- Aim for 2 or less houts of recreational screen time every day (children under the age of 2 should have no screen time).
- Aim for 1 hour or more of physical activity.
- Aim for 0 drinks with added sugar every day.
A wide range of materials and resources are available from Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. Please follow the link to their website and explore ways to help children and families make healthy choices: https://www.multicare.org/mary-bridge-5210/
PSESD 5-2-1-0 Resources
CLASSROOM AND FAMILY SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR NUTRITION EDUCATION
Healthy Habits for School Readiness is a series of collaborative strategies for teachers and family support specialists to use in the classroom and as you work with families.
Healthy Habits 5-2-1-0
Healthy Habits My Plate
Healthy Habits - Hand Washing
Healthy Habits - Breakfast
Healthy Habits - Let's Move!
RESOURCES FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND YOUNG CHILDREN
http://cfoc.nrckids.org/ Caring for Our Children, National Safety and Health Performance Standards, 3rd Ed. 2011, American Academy of Pediatrics. This site provides research based rational and standards for physical activity on children’s healthy growth and development in early learning.
http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/ Site is a good place to find brain games for babies, toddlers, preschoolers about play and the brain.
http://activeplaybooks.com/ Diane Craft, Active Play – Fun Physical Activities for Young Children, 2009
https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ Alliance for a Healthier Generation – An American Heart Association organization targeting childhood obesity prevention.
http://www.pgpedia.com/n/national-association-sport-and-physical-education National Association for Sports and Physical Education – Play, Guidelines and Policy Statements.
https://healthykidshealthyfuture.org/ Lets Move Child Care, Healthy Kids Healthy Future sponsored website including guidelines, resources, and ideas for promoting healthy habits in early learning programs.
http://courses.aahperd.org/ Head Start Body Start website for the Movement for Young Children training
http://www.eatplaygrow.org/ We Can! And the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Early Childhood Health Curriculum and resources, in partnership with NIH, Department of Health and Human Resources.
http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/growth/ Kid's Health, Nemours Institute in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Learning, and Play resources for teachers and parents, 0-5 years.
http://www.sunsafetyalliance.org/block_the_sun.html Strategies for practicing sun safety year round and the Block the Sun Not the Fun flyer for parents
RESOURCES FROM THE 2016 ANNUAL HEALTH TRAINING
Physical Activity Slide Presentation
Health Habits "Move and Learn!" Example Lesson
"15 Ways to Get Moving" handout
Sun Safety Quiz handout
"Executive Function: Three Skills Need for Life, Learning, and Health" handout
"Outdoor Play Benefits" handout