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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 and The Farm to Child Care 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  7 areas related to health & wellness.


2018-2019 Guiding Healthy Behaviors in Early Childhood (GHBEC) Professional Development opportunities 

  1. Director Professional Learning Community (PLC)-October 3, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Location: Deep River Friends Meeting, 5300 W. Wendover Ave, High Point, NC.Click here to register
  2. Rooted in Wellness: Gardening with Young Children Series *Please NOTE: this series is intended for Early Childhood Educators* February 12, 26 and March 12, 2019 Location: Guilford County Cooperative Extension See flyer here. Click here to register
  3. GHBEC Director’s Collaborative-We will meet two separate occasions: Friday, February 15, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 pm & Friday, June 14, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 pm. Location: Friendly Avenue Christian Preschool, 4800 Friendly Avenue Greensboro, NC 27410. See flyer here. Click here to register Sign up for a tour of the outdoor learning environment June 14, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 pm here. 
  4. The Guilford Early Learning Collaborative Professional Development DayMarch 30, 2019. Location: GTCC, Jamestown, NC. Register here



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