On Saturday, February 10th, 99 early childhood teachers attended a conference to learn from national and local experts on research-based best practices on how to implement nutrition and physical activity into classroom curriculum.
Attendees were active at the conference, hopping out of their seats to move around in a fun, practical way. The music and movement aspect of the conference inspired teachers to take what they learned back to their classrooms. Additionally, pre-school teachers learned new ways to encourage their students to move, tips for incorporating healthy choices into meals, and how to bring together music and movement.
With the obesity epidemic on the rise, speakers focused on the importance of using movement vocabulary in class. Speakers even taught attendees how to grow their own vegetable garden. The keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Carson, was engaging and inspiring. Attendees noted she made training fun!
Our team at LiveWell Greenville was excited about the turnout and we look forward to next years conference!
A special thanks to our sponsors, Palmetto Shared Services and Palmetto Basics!
Teachers attended the conference from schools all around Greenville: Aldersgate Child Development Center, YMCA Judson Community Center, Park Place Children’s Center, Pelham Road Baptist CDC, Buncombe Street UMC, First Baptist CDC, Christ Church Episcopal Pre-School, and A Child’s Haven.