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The Guiding Healthy Behaviors (GHBEC) team uses research-based tools to assess where you are today and help you develop a plan to move forward. The team provides on-site consultation, coaching and training to help you reach your goals, and also administers the Shape NC program

Check out the Guiding Healthy Behaviors brochure for more about how we can help.

Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature InfoSheet Check out our Shape NC partner, NLI’s InfoSheet on the many benefits to the Outdoor Learning Environment.

Literacy and Music ideas  from another Shape NC partner, Be Active Kids.

GO NAP SACC  Self-Assessments & On-line Tools & Resources for Early Childhood programs that focus on  5 areas related to health & wellness.


2016-2017 Professional Development Offerings

*Please note all workshops offered are free of charge and In-Service hours that are approved by the Division of Child Development and Early Education will be available*

  1. GHBEC Director’s Collaborative: We will meet four different sessions on the second Thursday of the following months: November 10, 2016, January 12, 2017, March 9, 2017 and May 11, 2017 from 9:30 am until 11:00 am. This collaborative is a pilot and designed to offer Early Childhood Educators a forum in which to cultivate a culture of health and wellness for the children and staff in the childcare setting. Together we will use The Shape NC Healthy Starts on-line modules as a springboard for more in-depth conversations, goal-setting, sharing resources and networking with others on a similar path towards health and wellness. Topics included with be reducing childhood obesity, nutrition, breastfeeding, gardening and the outdoor learning environment. Join us for this co-learning journey!  Register here & Directors Collaborative Series flyer November 2016
  2. Shape NC Demo-Site Tours @ Friendly Avenue Christian Preschool April 20th, 2017 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Learn more & register here
  3. Get Moving! A workshop for Early Childhood Educators. November 17, 2016. Learn more and register here
  4. Rooted in Wellness: Gardening with Young Children: A 6 part Professional Development Series for Early Childhood Educators beginning January 2017. Join us as we establish the foundations of beginning, establishing  and sustaining a fun, practical outdoor learning environment for young children. We will also focus on how gardening naturally increases physical activity and introduce fun yoga techniques that are sure to be a hit with little ones. Other topics covered will include healthy, hands-on nutrition activities and recipes, family engagement strategies and cool and warm season vegetables presented by our local Cooperative Extension expert, Karen Neil. Register here & rooted-in-wellness-flyer-dec-2016.  


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500 W. Friendly Ave. Suite 100 · Greensboro, NC · 27401