Eat Well Play Hard in Day Care Homes

Eat Well Play Hard with Day Care Homes (EWPHDCH) is a 2 year grant that is available for family child care providers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  It encourages young children and their caregivers to adapt healthy and active lifestyles.  It focuses on increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables, and low-fat milk and diary products, along with decreasing the amount of time spent at computer screens or watching TV. 


The program is a 3-month interactive learning experience serving Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties.  It involves 5 provider workshops and 5 in-home children’s lessons, all led by a registered dietitian.  The program will end with an optional family event, where families can see and learn what the children have been doing.  Group, family, and legally exempt child care homes can participate in EWPHDCH.  Participation in the program will count towards continuing education units (CEU) and annual CACFP training.  



Contact the Capital District Child Care Council with any questions by calling 518.426.7181, or emailing MaryEllen Gugie.

Child and Adult Care Food Program

Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings

Eat Well Play Hard in Day Care Homes

Child Care Health Consultants

Referral Update Forms

Child Care Chat



The Leader (newsletter)

Become a Provider

Appreciation Dinner



To Participate:

To be eligible for participation in Eat Well Play Hard in Day Care Homes, you must be enrolled in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.