Wellness Policies and Family Engagement

Wellness Policies in the child care and before/after school settings can have many benefits:

  • Improve the health of children
  • Enhance learning
  • Educate parents
  • Improve business - many parents are looking for "healthy" settings for their children

If you are a child care center, use the Early Childhood Wellness Policy Menu to help guide you in creating or improving a wellness policy.

If you are a before/after school setting, use the Out-of-School-Time Policy Menu to help guide you in creating or improving a wellness policy.

While supplies last, out-of-school time providers that implement a new wellness policy or update a current policy are eligible for free play equipment. Click on our Eligibility for Play Equipment link for more information.

We can help with the development, implementation or evaluation of wellness policies.  If you need assistance contact Kelli Goatley-Seals at kseals@washoecounty.us or (775) 328-6160.

Family Engagement

There are many ways to keep our children healthy and families are a big piece of the picture. Below are tools that can be used to engage and involve families in nutrition, physical activity and overall health.

The following can be used by staff and management to help engage families in health and wellness: Engaging Families in Health and Wellness:

Call at 775-328-6160 or 775-328-2454