Northern Virginia’s 2016-2017 Early Care and Education (ECE) Learning Collaboratives Project: Childhood Obesity Prevention (Region 4)


We are looking for programs interested in participating in Northern Virginia’s 2016-2017 Early Care and Education (ECE) Learning Collaboratives project.  This exciting project brings together directors, educators, and care providers to learn about and discuss the most effective ways early care and education settings can prevent childhood obesity.  Programs selected to participate will send a leadership team to five learning sessions, every 6-8 weeks.  Leadership teams will share the information they learn with their program staff and develop strategies to create healthier environments for children.

Benefits for Participating Programs

  • Evidence-based strategies that prevent childhood obesity and improve children’s health
  • Dynamic, interactive training; networking with ECE professionals
  • 30 Professional development clock hours
  • FREE training materials, FREE toolkits & resources to use with children
  • $500 stipend/program
  • FREE technical assistance and mentoring on-site between Learning Sessions

Who Can Participate?

Child care centers, preschools, and Head Start/Early Head Start programs located in the following communities:

Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Fauquier County

Alexandria Collaborative                        Loudoun Collaborative
November 5                                            November 5
January 7                                               January 21
February 25                                           March 4
April 22                                                   April 22
June 3                                                    June 3


Peggy Watkins


Art/Health/Music/Physical Education (PE) Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Early Intervention Preschool Professional Development