Mini-Grant Opportunity: PA NAP SACC

100 Licensed Child Care Centers, Group, and Family Child Care Homes serving children birth ‐ five! You’re entrusted by families with the care and well‐being of their children. That puts you in the position to make a pivotal difference in their lives by helping them form positive nutrition and physical activity habits while in your care. This mini‐ grant project focuses on infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

PA Nutrition and Physical Activity Self‐Assessment for Child Care (PA NAP SACC)

PA NAP SACC is an interactive, easy‐to‐use online tool that provides professional development for child care providers. This completely web‐based process includes self‐assessment, action planning, implementation, policy development, post‐self‐ assessment, and reflection. The implementation process includes free, online professional development opportunities that, once completed, become part of your transcript on the Registry.

In addition to online resources, all programs will have access to technical assistance from Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, as well as support from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Early Childhood Education Linkage System, related to policy development. A limited number of programs will receive on‐site, targeted technical assistance from a Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) at no cost to the site. The CCHC will review current practices and policies, assist with developing sustainable policies, and offer guidance for continuous quality improvement.

Applications are due by August 22, 2018!
The Child Care Wellness Mini‐grant Project will follow the timeline below:

  • Applications due by August 22, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance ‐ September 10, 2018
  • Orientation and Kick‐off in October 2018
  • Have 8‐9 months to implement!
  • Reflection and wrap up in June 2019

Early childhood educators can be pivotal in guiding the course of a child’s health and wellness. Beyond the reward of making a difference in the health of the children in your care, participants also receive a $500 mini grant to support their action steps and enhance their nutrition and physical activity practices. For STAR 3 and 4 programs, participation in all components of PA NAP SACC also satisfies the performance standards and/or bonus point requirements related to utilizing a health care consultant to establish and maintain health policies above those
required by certification as well as participating in an organized effort to promote nutritional health for children.

Click here to apply online.

To apply, please complete and submit the application electronically using the link provided. Please note that this
application was created in Survey Monkey, and cannot be started and then returned to at a later date to complete. Please allow yourself enough time to complete the application in one sitting. This document has information to help you prepare.

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Lori McMonigal, Coordinator for Special Projects at Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, at 717‐248‐4942 x 112 or

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