Achievements/Awards/Activities Volunteer Bingo (sports related) 2009, 2010, 2011 Organized a BMX Traveling Race Team 2000 Organizing Fundraising Activities 2010, 2011, 2012 Board Member for SouthEast Boys Soccer Team 2011 Cooking for Team Sports Dinners/Breakfast 2010, 11,12 Stay Fit Grant 2012 WOW Grant 2012 Power Panther Grant 2012 Kansas Childcare wellness grant 12,13,14
Kansas State Grants PERIODICALLY THE STATE OF KANSAS awards grants to daycare providers. The purpose of the grants is to promote physical activity and healthy eating. In order to obtain a grant, you must apply and meet certain criteria. The last few years I have RECEIVED grants and have been awarded every one that I have applied for. These grants enable me to improve my daycare program which benefits the children in multiple ways. For example one of the grants allowed me to purchase playground equipment along with gardening supplies. All four grants are related to physical activity: both indoor and outdoor. They also encourage the providers to teach the importance of proper nutrition. These grants have changed my program by adding additional servings of fresh fruits and vegetables and increase daily physical activity.
The ultimate goal of the grant is to provide healthy eating habits and more physical activity both at home and in childcare.
On Going Training regulation Knowledge 2016 Gardening 2016 CPR/First Aid 2015 nutrition 2015 Creative Curriculum in the outdoor classroom 2014 Movement through music 2014 Food Nutrition 2014 Physical Activity 2014 Less Sugar More SPice 2013 Parent engagement 2013 creative curriculum for preschool 2013 physical activity/movement through music 2013 Food Nutrition 2013 Child Abuse and Neglect 2013 first aid/cpr 2013 Learning About Container Gardening 2012 Child Care Links Healthy Eating 2012 Preparing Fruits and Vegetables 2012 Working With Families to Promote Healthy Behaviors 2012 Child Development 2012 Active Play Ideas for Preschoolers 2012 Healthy Eating with Fruits and Vegetables 2012 Whats All The Fuss About Health Workshop 2012 Refill Your Cup 2011 Sudden Infant Death and Safe Sleep Practices 2010 Quick Grab That Camera 2010 Food: More Than Just for Eating 2010 First Aid 2010 All About Kids Center Observation (12 hours) 2010 Infant/ Child CPR 2010 Refill Your Cup 2011 Child Care Links Healthy Eating 2010 2011 A Powerful Tool for Educators 2009 Tips for Raising Brain Smart Kids 2009