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April 23, 2018 – April 27, 2018 , 9:00 AM
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA

The CATCH Promise: A Coordinated Approach to Building Cultures of Health in Early Childhood Settings

Wednesday, April 25 • 1:00PM- 2:00PM • Pacific Ballroom D, Hilton Anaheim
Laura Olson,
Program Coordinator Success by 6 Program, United Way of Greater Austin 
Abby Rose,
Early Childhood Program Manager, CATCH Global Foundation 

Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders noted, “You can’t educate a child who isn’t healthy, and you can’t keep a child healthy who isn’t educated.” We know health and student success are linked. Learn from a coordinated intervention developed by the United Way for Greater Austin to increase capacity of Head Starts to build healthy learning environments through embedded PD, evidence-based resources and follow-up support. The CATCH Promise can help replicate in your community.

Engaging children and Parents in Physical Activity, Nutrition, & Sun Safety

Wednesday, April 25 • 2:30PM- 3:30PM •  Pacific Ballroom D, Hilton Anaheim
Abby Rose,
Early Childhood Program Manager, CATCH Global Foundation
Payal Pandit Talati,
Program Manager, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

Early childhood is an important time for establishing lifelong healthy habits. Learn best practice strategies and experience fun classroom activities that engage children and parents to encourage healthy eating, nurture a love of movement, and promote sun safety behaviors in the classroom and at home. Discover simple ways to integrate health education into classroom routines and receive sample nutrition and physical activity lessons designed to keep preschoolers on-task and having fun.

Creating Healthy Preschool Environments – Activities for Every Season

Wednesday, April 25 • 4:00PM- 5:00PM • Pacific Ballroom D, Hilton Anaheim
Abby Rose,
Early Childhood Program Manager, CATCH Global Foundation 

Children’s behavior is guided by the environments in which they live, learn, and play. The CATCH Early Childhood Coordination Kit is a free resource that helps preschool staff create school-wide messages of health integrated into existing seasonal themes. Participants will learn about abundant ideas for promoting physical activity, healthy eating, and sun safety year round and receive a sample of activities and promotions to begin implementing right away.


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