What is HEAL?

The Marin Countywide Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative brings together residents and community partners from throughout Marin to create a road map to improve community health. We are pleased to announce we have received a grant from the Marin Community Foundation for HEAL work with families and providers enrolled in our Access to Quality Child Care program. This program focuses on policies, systems and practices to support HEAL work in child care and support quality. Other opportunities include: more training  for the provider community, on-site work with specialists in different areas, garden and nutrition education and much more!

Marin Child Care Council Has A YouTube Channel!

Our HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) program coordinator Madelene McCann has been creating Garden based videos available on the YouTube Channel Interested in gardening with kids but don't know where to start? Looking for new ideas and activities in nature with your kids? Madelene will be posting easy, fun and short videos on the Marin Child Care Council Youtube channel to help inspire and support child care providers, parents and children. How To Find our videos: Open search engine and type in In the YouTube webpage enter in search bar "Marin Child Care Council" Select from video page what video you would like to watch. Click on video and enjoy! If you like them, subscribe


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San Rafael, CA 94903 

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