Quality Initiatives (QI)
thread's Quality Initiatives support your professional development and program quality improvement around a specific early education topic.
All Quality Initiatives include training, goal setting with the development of a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP), consultation to support the implementation of the QIP and a financial stipend of up to $1,000 between funding and/or additional materials.
Program Quality Initiatives
This QI assists programs to reduce childhood obesity through assisting children to build healthy habits. This QI places an emphasis on improving practices involving nutrition and physical activity which align with the Let’s Move! Child Care national initiative. More information and resources on LMCC can be found at: https://healthykidshealthyfuture.org/. Early care and education programs who have previously participated in an Obesity Prevention or Let’s Move Child Care (LMCC) QI are not eligible to apply.
Contact your local regional thread office to apply. Download the application forms below.
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