Child Care


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 the 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 30-minute interactive lesson, a parent newsletter, and a provider tip sheet. Providers/teachers will choose from a variety of lesson topics, incluing “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, or family child care in Clay, Becker, Wilkin, or Otter Tail County can apply. ChildcareAlive! participation lasts approximately 4 months, and occurs in two different time frames:           
  • Winter/Spring: February 2014 - June 2014
  • Summer/Fall: June 2014 - November 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.       

To learn more about ChildcareAlive! visit or Contact Krystle McNeal at  or 218-299-7247