Shape NC 3 is an initiative of the NC Partnership for Children supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service CNCS-AmeriCorps and the Blue Shield of NC Foundation. Its focus is to promote healthy development among North Carolina’s young children offering an integrated program including healthy eating, active living, and high quality outdoor environments in child care centers. NLI offered expertise in evidence-based outdoor learning environments design and management to 60 childcare centers in Durham, Randolph, Wake, and Wilson counties.
Trees are an essential part of our planet’s ecosystem. From providing a source of food and shade to a natural playground, trees are one of the most important sustainability elements for a healthy future. Learn more about the many ways trees help our planet continue to thrive.
This publication includes simple seasonal recipes, activities, and facts that can be used in both childcare centers and at home. These fun resources are a great way to celebrate the end of the fall season.