5 Steps of Go NAPSACC
Go NAPSACC walks child care providers through five simple steps to make healthy changes to their program. The process includes the following key elements; (1) Assess current practices, (2) Attend a Go NAPSACC training, (3) Create an action plan, (4) Reach your goals, (5) Reassess and celebrate progress.
What is Go NAPSACC?
From mealtime, to playtime, to story time, children have many opportunities each day to learn and practice healthy habits! Go NAPSACC is a trusted process that helps child care facilities go the extra mile to support children’s healthy eating and physical activity. Go NAPSACC is designed for facilities that care for children from the ages of birth to 5 years old.
5 Focus Health Areas of Go NAPSACC
Go NAPSACC focuses on five main health areas; (1) Breastfeeding & Infant Feeding, (2) Child Nutrition, (3) Infant & Child Physical Activity, (4) Outdoor Play & Learning, (5) Screen Time.
Getting Started with Go NAPSACC
Go NAPSACC & Step Up to Quality
Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) is Nebraska’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, which assists child care facilities in improving quality and increasing positive child outcomes for Nebraska's children. Go NAPSACC fits right in with the goals of SUTQ. Child care facilities can earn SUTQ points by participating in Go NAPSACC.
Why Go NAPSACC?
Child care providers love Go NAPSACC for a variety of reasons. Providers can earn six free state approved, in-service hours, free nutrition and physical activity resources, free one-on-one support from a trainer and lots of fun incentives upon completion! Go NAPSACC is also integrated into Step Up to Quality.
Having a trainer to guide me to help better my program for my kids was really beneficial. It helped open my eyes to a wider assortment of nutrition and physical activity related things I’m able to do with my kids.
It was helpful having a second set of eyes looking at our policies so that we can provide the children with the best care.
Having a trainer to refer to and help us along with ideas and having her offer free materials to us to help us meet our goals.
Talking to your instructor and other providers gives you LOTS of helpful ideas and information.