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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, Penn State Cooperative Extension, University of Minnesota Extension, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, November 2013
The Childcare and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project (CYTTAP) works to improve the quality and quantity of child care in states with high densities of off-installation military families. From November 2011 through October 2013, childcare providers and early childhood education professionals attended face-to-face trainings, train-the-trainer events, and low- or no-cost online trainings. Trainings included Better Kid Care (face-to-face trainings covering a wide range of topics including partnerships with parents, health and safety, nutrition and physical activity, and curriculum planning); I Am Moving, I Am Learning (face-to-face training to prevent 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). Results were positive and significant across the projects.