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No cost training for early childhood centers and in-home daycare providers

Posted on: January 11, 2019

 Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) will host three Ohio Healthy Program (OHP) training sessions at the Child Care Resource Center, 5350 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, OH. The sessions include 15 hours of Ohio Approved training for administrators, teachers and cooks at no cost.

“Healthy habits are best started at an early age,” says LCPH Health Commissioner David Covell, MPH, RS. “Childhood centers and in-home daycare providers play an important role – they help promote healthy weight and prevent childhood obesity in the children they care for.”

At the OHP training, attendees will: learn about fresh, tasty, kid-friendly menu options; receive a toolkit of activities and easy-to-use resources; and get tips to help families create healthy habits at home. Sessions run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Session 1 (ID# ST10077443): All staff attend Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 26 and March 5 for a total of 10 hours of training on healthy habits. Teachers and administrators must attend all four parts of this session to earn credit for the Ohio Approved training and align with Step Up to Quality requirements.
  • Session 2 (ID# ST10077452): Cooks attend March 12 for 2.5 hours of training.
  • Session 3 (ID# ST10077453): Administrators attend March 19 for 2.5 hours of training.

Register for OHP training: email aaccordino@LorainCountyHealth.com, call Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367 or visit OCCRRA.org, click “find training,” and search the ID#.


Is your childcare program an Ohio Healthy Program?