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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.

Visit our Shape NC partner, Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) site for a wide array of resources related to outdoor learning environments & their impact.

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

Literacy and Music ideas  resource from 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

October 14, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 pmDocumentation + Learning Stories presented by Jodi Wert. GHBEC will host this session as we continue our deep dive into encouraging dynamic, responsive environments through the Guilford Early Learning Collaborative (GELC) PD series. To learn more and register see JW Learning Stories flyer October 2021 

More to come soon…

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 here


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