Participating child care providers receive:
- reduced licensing fees
- a state-issued Empower Center designation
- an Empower Pack
Empower Pack is a new opportunity for child care providers. The program empowers children to make good choices about nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco using age-appropriate vehicles including costumed characters and a coloring book. In addition to reduced licensing fees, participating child care providers, or Empower Centers, receive an Empower Pack. The guidelines and tools included in this Empower Pack can be easily incorporated into the everyday routine of child care to instill healthy life choices.
For more information on Empower Pack registration, call Child Care Licensing at 602-364-2539 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On weekends and evenings, call 602-364-3934 to leave a message; your call will be returned during regular business hours.
This 3-year pilot program was designed to provide relief to child care providers facing increased licensing fees while also addressing the alarming rise in childhood obesity and the harmful effects of tobacco. The program also complements and builds on the success of the Champions for Change campaign.
Part of the Arizona Nutrition Network, Champions for Change provides nutrition and physical activity messages to participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Champions for Change helps families make healthy food choices and be more active. The statewide campaign includes: community education activities like classes and food demonstrations; newsletters and recipes for parents; and ads on TV and radio. Visit Champions for Change to find games for kids, fun videos, recipes, and more.
Let's Move! Child Care EMPOWERS child care providers to make positive health changes in children, early on, that will last a lifetime. Let's Move! Child Care aligns with the ADHS Empower program and ADHS proudly supports this great initiative. Let's Move! Child Care gives the support providers need by providing tools and resources for healthy eating and active living in child care centers and homes. Visit their site and become a champion for healthy choices by joining Let's Move! Child Care for free resources and information.