LiveWell Early Childhood

LiveWell Early Childhood connects early child care providers with resources and assistance aimed at improving the well-being of young children and families.

Early childhood, the years from birth to age five, is a critical window for the development of healthy behaviors that can have a lifelong impact on a child’s quality of life. As many children are in a child care setting for several hours each day, early childhood education programs play a vital role in promoting healthy habits. Good nutrition and physical activity are essential to a young child’s growth and development.

LiveWell Early Childhood Work Group

The LiveWell Early Childhood Work Group is a network of technical assistance providers dedicated to supporting a culture of wellness in early childhood education programs. LiveWell Early Childhood Work Group members include representatives from:

  • Catawba County Partnership for Children

  • Catawba County Public Health’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  • Children’s Resource Center

  • Early Childhood Support Team

  • Lenoir-Rhyne University- Solmaz Institute

  • Stretch-n-Grow

Go NAPSACC

Go NAPSACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care) is an online quality improvement tool that early childhood education programs can use to improve their practices, policies, and environments to meet best practices in seven focus areas. The focus areas include child nutrition, infant and child physical activity, outdoor play and learning, farm to early care education, oral health, breastfeeding and infant feeding, and screen time. For additional information on Go NAPSACC visit https://gonapsacc.org/. The LiveWell Early Childhood Work Group provides technical assistance to participating early child care centers for Go NAPSACC.

If you would like would like additional information or have questions, please contact:

Ashley Rink
Community Health Coordinator
Email: arink@catawbacountync.gov  
Phone: 828.695.6646