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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

2020/2021 Guiding Healthy Behaviors in Early Childhood (GHBEC) Professional Development opportunities

*Please check back as we are currently transitioning Professional Development to a virtual format*

      1. Rooted in Wellness: Gardening with Young Children Series *Please NOTE: this series is intended for Early Childhood Educators*3 sessions held March 5, 12, and 19, 2020. Please note Rooted in Wellness is traveling this year! We will be at different locations for each session: 
        • March 5, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 we will be at Wishview Children’s Center located at 1001 Meadowood Street Greensboro, NC 27409
        • March 12, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 we will be at Soverios Tri County Garden Center located at 3818 N. Main Street High Point, NC 27265
        • March 19, 2020 from 6:30-8:30 we will be at the Greensboro Children’s Museum located at 220 N. Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401 (will be rescheduled virtually 2021)

        Rooted in Wellness flyer here                 To register:

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


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

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