Child care Center WellSpot Benchmarks

Child Care Center WellSpots

Child care centers have the ability to create healthy behaviors in children from infancy as well as positively influencing teachers and staff members. Children who have proper nutrition and physical activity from ages 0-4 will be better prepared for success when they begin school. 

To learn more about the benchmarks for child care center WellSpots and to get your child care center moving Well-Ahead, take the
child care center assessment.  

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Child Care Center WellSpot Benchmarks

All child care center WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, child care centers may meet additional wellness benchmarks.

Level Three

Level Two

Level One

  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Two additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Participation in NAP SACC or Let's Move
  • Four additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Participation in NAP SACC or Let's Move
  • All benchmarks met
Benchmarks Documentation/Verification

Tobacco-free Policy

Copy of policy

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization

Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace or Champion 

Well-Ahead LA will verify this benchmark is met with the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition. 

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 

Worksite Wellness Program - Beginning Implementation
The first steps in beginning a worksite wellness program are gaining support from management, determining who will lead the program, and planning an initial assessment of your employees to determine current health habits and interests.

 

  • Letter from management indicating support for a worksite wellness program
  • Name of the designated staff person to lead the program
  • Brief description of worksite/employee assessments planned, in progress, or completed
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RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
 

Worksite Wellness Program - Full Implementation
Once you’ve assessed your employees, you will develop a work plan of activities or programs to encourage healthy behaviors surrounding physical activity, nutrition, and mental health.

Copy of work plan OR calendar of events reflective of assessment results.

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces

Written description or pictures of at least two ways in which the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces’ message is promoted to employees.

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Certificate for participation in the Let’s Move Child Care program OR letter of interest/agreement to participate in NAP SACC

Let’s Move: Copy of certificate of participation
NAP SACC: Well-Ahead LA will verify NAP SACC letter of interest with the DHH OPH Bureau of Family Health. 

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION 

Fully implemented action plan for Let’s Move OR Enrolled and completed NAP SACC self-assessment with DHH

Let’s Move: Copy of fully implemented action plan plus 2-3 examples of action plan implementation
NAP SACC: Well-Ahead LA will verify completion of self-assessment with the DHH OPH Bureau of Family Health.  

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Completion of NAP SACC program and implementation of action plan
*Does not apply to those centers who have completed the Let's Move child care program

Certificate of completion plus 2-3 examples of action plan implementation

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Provide monthly oral health care education to children and parents OR implement a tooth brushing program

Oral health care education: Copy of materials/lesson plans used
Tooth brushing program: Copy of program materials

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION