Early Care and Education The first 5 years of life are the foundation that shapes children’s development and lays the groundwork for a healthy future. HealthMPowers has partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and Georgia Shape to improve the health of young children and the quality of child care in the state. The training provided through the program guides early care providers in the creation and improvement of wellness policies and practices with a focus on healthy eating and physical activity. HealthMPowers Early Care Sector transforms Early Care environments through the Growing Fit program, Eat.Move.Talk! initiative, and SNAP-Ed program. The HealthMPowers Early Care Sector is currently serving more than 87 Child Care Learning Centers and Family Child Care Learning Homes through a SNAP-Ed funded multi-year program to help each Center and Home improve their nutrition and physical activity programs and policies. 2017-2018 Reach Children: 12,649 Early Care Sites: 201 Resources for Current Centers Additional Links SNAP-Ed Growing Fit Eat. Move. Talk! Success Stories Gallery Become a Participating School This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the USDA’s full non-discrimination statement, click here.