Free Online Trainings

View these trainings to help your facility or home-based program support healthy nutrition and physical activity. More online trainings will be available soon.

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Online Training Modules

Penn State University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered to create six Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) training modules. The free online training modules provide practical strategies for implementing best practices in early care and education (ECE) settings for promoting healthy weight in young children. The modules are also an opportunity for ECE providers to obtain CEUs from Penn State and professional development credits from many states’ licensing and/or quality improvement systems. The training series includes six lessons that cover background information for childhood obesity prevention and the five best practice goals: increase physical activity, limit screen time, offer healthy beverages, serve healthy food and support infant feeding.

To access:

  1. Go to: http://extension.psu.edu/youth/betterkidcare
  2. Select "On Demand Web Lessons" button on the left menu bar
  3. Create an account and sign in
  4. Select the title of the lesson:
    Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC
    Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC - Increase Physical Activity
    Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC - Limit Screen Time
    Childhood Obesity Prevention: LMCC - Support Infant Feeding

The remaining two modules will be released in the coming months.

Note: All of Better Kid Care's On Demand lessons are available at no cost to the participant. To receive professional development credit and obtain a certificate of completion there is a small fee of $5.

Better Kid Care also has many research-to-practice resources and more than 150 online modules for early care and education and school-age professionals in the areas of child growth and development, curriculum, family engagement and communication, nutrition, health and safety, and professionalism.