Go NAP SACC training for child-care providers Sept. 12 in Scottsbluff

Nebraska Extension will offer Go NAP SACC, an interactive workshop for child-care centers and family home providers, in Scottsbluff on Sept. 12, 2020.

Go NAP SACC (Go Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) is a free in-service opportunity for child-care providers. Go NAP SACC takes providers through five steps as they make changes to their programs that support healthy eating and physical activity for children.  

The training will take place Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, 4501 Avenue I. 

Registration is required by Sept. 4. There is no fee. To register, email Extension Educator Tammie Ostdiek (tostdiek5@unl.edu), or call 308-262-1022 or 308-632-1480.

Go NAP SACC is designed for providers who care for children from birth to 5 years of age. The program focuses on five main health areas: breastfeeding and infant feeding, child nutrition, infant and child physical activity, outdoor play and learning, and screen time. 

Go NAP SACC is more than an in-service, it is a comprehensive process that includes five key steps: 1, complete a pre self-assessment; 2, attend a Go NAP SACC training; 3, develop an action plan; 4, reach the goals in the action plan; 5, complete a post self-assessment. To learn more, watch a video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ4F7h3Xm40

Go NAP SACC promotes healthy child development and also provides resources that child-care providers can use in their programs and for parent education, including one-on-one mentoring; approved in-service hours to meet state licensing requirements; and incentives upon completion of the program. For child-care providers who are obtaining the Step Up to Quality certification, Go NAP SACC is required in Step 2. Step Up to Quality is a program coordinated by the Nebraska Department of Education that helps early child-care providers and educators recognize and improve quality.

This training is made possible through funding from Nebraska Extension, the Nebraska Department of Education, and the entire Go NAP SACC collaborative.