Description:

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals teaches in-home providers, center-based ECE professionals, and Family Friend and Neighbor care providers about healthy meal preparation and creating a positive food environment for the children in their care. This hands-on, discussion-based training covers topics such as choosing healthy foods that appeal to children, encouraging positive mealtime attitudes, safe cooking with confidence, and menu management on a budget. You will engage in cooking and preparing nutritious meals that meet the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines.

The training is free of cost to our partners and participants. You will receive a manual highlighting the information covered in the course and a variety of recipes, essential kitchen equipment, and 8 hours of continuing education (2 hours social emotional development, 3 hours healthy and safe environment, 1.5 hours professionalism, 1 hour developmentally appropriate practices, 0.5 hour family relationships).

The training is appropriate for in-home child care providers and center-based ECE staff, including classroom, food-service, and administrative staff. For safety reasons, there are no children permitted at the training. Lunch and snacks will be prepared and provided as part of the training.

Please visit CookingMattersColorado.Eventbrite.com to sign up for one of our upcoming courses around the state. To schedule a training in your community contact Heather Aguilar 303-801-0319 or haguilar@strength.org

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Membership/Training

Service Area(s):

Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, Yuma, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Population(s) Served:

Prenatal, Newborn, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Family Support & Education

Family knowledge and capacity support children’s healthy development and learning
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Health & Well-Being

Settings and practices promote strong relationships, social and emotional development, appropriate nutrition and physical activity
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Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Learning & Development

Adults understand and support children’s learning and development, including social and emotional
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:

Yes

Organization Details:
Share our Strength's Cooking Matters Colorado

1824 Lincoln Street
Denver, Colorado 80203

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity