A program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in eastern North Dakota

Child Care Providers Play a Key Role in a Child's Health

Good nutrition and daily physical activity can improve children’s behavior, academics, sleep patterns and overall health. ChildcareAlive! uses fun and engaging activities to teach children positive messages about healthy foods and active play. This exciting program includes entertaining lessons for children, helpful tips and recipes for parents, and valuable resources for providers and teachers.

What Are On-Site Activities?

Entertaining, engaging, and educational. We come to child care programs and preschools with an interactive lesson every two weeks over a 10 week time frame. Each activity includes a 30-minute interactive lesson, a parent newsletter, and a provider tip-sheet. Providers/teachers will choose from a variety of lesson topics, including "Trying New Foods"," Vary Your Veggies", and "Fun with Fitness". (All activities are led at the child care program or preschool by a registered dietitian.)

Who Can Participate?

Any licensed center, preschool, family, or group child care in Cass or Clay County can apply. ChildcareAlive! participation lasts approximately 4 months, and occurs in two different time frames:
• Fall 2013 - October 2013-February 2014
• Spring 2014 - February 2014-June 2014
Currently, all spots are filled through June 2014, but applications received now will be placed on a waiting list for October 2014.

Why Participate?

  • Receive FREE resources, such as active play items, posters, recipes.
  • Learn NEW ways to incorporate physical activity and healthy foods in your program.
  • SHARE information with parents about healthy foods and active play.
  • EARN $150 to $250 in monetary incentives!

ChildCareAlive! Registration

ChildcareAlive! Tools & Resources

Questions? Contact Krystle McNeal at krystlem@lakesandprairies.net