Children, Youth, Families & Schools, Nebraska Center for Research on


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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, Penn State Cooperative Extension, University of Minnesota Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, May 2013


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The Childcare and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project (CYTTAP) works to improve the quality and quantity of child care in 13 states with high densities of off-installation military families. From November 2011 through April 2013, face-to-face trainings, train-the-trainer events, and low- or no-cost online trainings were attended by over 14,000 individuals. Trainings included Better Kid Care (a wide range of topics including partnerships with parents, health and safety, nutrition and physical activity, and curriculum planning); Getting Started in Family Child Care (about starting a family child care business), I Am Moving, I Am Learning (about preventing childhood obesity); and Rock Solid Foundations (a series of programs that introduces training participants to strategies on supporting young children's social and emotional growth and development). Positive and significant changed occurred across the projects.