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Certified Healthy Oklahoma Early Care and Education Program

The Certified Healthy Early Care and Education Program was created in 2014 to recognize early childhood programs that are working to make health a priority for children, families, and staff by providing wellness opportunities and implementing policies that lead to healthier lifestyles. From birth to age five, children are developing key behaviors, which will affect their lifestyle choices for decades to come. By meeting most or all of the criteria to become Certified Healthy, early childhood programs provide an established environment to foster behavior modification and the resulting adoption of healthier behaviors. The program is administered by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, The Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion. This certification is open to childcare centers, part-day programs, out-of-school-time programs, summer day camps, Head Start programs (tribal or other), and family child care homes. Applicants are assessed using evidence-based criteria and can be awarded either basic, merit, or excellence.

For more information and to review the criteria, please click here. 

Contact Information

1000 NE 10th Street, Room 403
Oklahoma City 73117-1299
Phone: (405) 271-3619
Fax: (405) 271-9053

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