Early Childcare


Voices for Healthy Kids supports policy changes that ensure all children will grow up at a healthy weight where they live, learn, and play.

Early Care and Education, often called daycare or preschool, is much more than play time. Active play is a critical component to physical as well as social development. During the formative years of birth to age five, children’s needs for healthy foods and active play grow as fast as they do.

This is why our focus is on setting kids up for success through good nutrition, limited screen time and lots of fun and games that keep them moving. When it comes to early childcare, our focus includes the following:

  • Establish statewide nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards for early childcare providers.
  • Create recognition or designation program.
  • Secure public funding for technical assistance.
  • Eliminate marketing in childcare settings.

Join the Early Childcare Action Team!

Visit the Early Childcare toolkit!