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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. Guiding Healthy Behaviors is pleased to also administer the Shape NC Healthy Starts for Infant and Toddlers grant. Read more here.

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.

Looking for safe, non-toxic plant ideas for gardening with your children? Check out this link for lots of ideas.

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.

For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources for Early Childhood Professionals, please visit here


2021 Guiding Healthy Behaviors in Early Childhood (GHBEC) Professional Development opportunities

2021 Rooted in Wellness Virtual PD Series begins March 1, 2021. Join us this year for 5 virtual sessions as we build a toolkit for supporting educators use of the outdoor environment, culturally responsive self-care, gardening & food security and incorporating local foods in meals and snacks. Intended audience is Early Childhood Educators & DCDEE credit will be awarded for participation. As always, there is no charge & for those that attend 3 out of 5 sessions, there some materials to support implementation of the content covered in the series. Each session will have a capacity limit, so register early! More info in the link below.

See flyer here (includes details & registration links) 

Farm to ECE Learning Bursts: Join our friends at Center for Environmental Farming Systems. Explore a variety of topics from gardening, vermicomposting, social-emotional health and racial equity: Farm2ECE Learning Bursts

 Learn more about our Guilford County Shape NC Model Demonstration Site by signing up for a tour here


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