Screen-time
Reduction Resources for
Early Childhood Professionals
 
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Reducing Screen Time in Your Child Care Program

Educational Materials to Use with Children and Families

  • WA Active Bodies Active Minds (WAABAM) Toolkit
    Available in English and Spanish
    WAABAM materials including brochure, bookmark, "Top 10 Ways to Reduce TV at Home" handout, sample TV policy and "Minimize TV, Maximize Health" TV cling.

  • Healthy Habits
    Available in English and Spanish
    Posters, handouts, bookmarks and other family- friendly materials for being active as a family, reducing TV watching, family meals, and a whole lot more!

  • Washington Partners In Action
    Resources for Working With School-Aged Children in After-School and Summer Care
    Numerous resources including a full media literacy curriculum: "Powerful Choices: Healthy Living in a Media World."

Training Materials for You and Your Staff

  • Media Aware Child Care Online STARS Training
    Free STARS-approved online training course that provides information for early childhood professionals on ways to reduce the amount of time children spend in front of screens.

  • Child Care Unplugged: What do we do about TV, DVDs and computer games?
    A PowerPoint slide presentation with accompanying materials to train child care professionals on the effects of screen time and how to set policies to reduce screen time. Also provided is an evaluation report of the effectiveness of the Unplugged training materials used for STARS participants.

  • Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
    A guide with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation for training child care staff and families on the importance of reducing TV and promoting physical activity in children. This guide contains fact sheets, handouts for parents, and other helpful resources for making your child care environment more active.

  • ClicKit! To Reduce Television in Early Childhood
    A kit for professionals working in early childhood education programs. Provides background and tools for talking with families about TV and screen use. ClicKit also includes a PowerPoint slide presentation for training education staff.
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University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition • Washington Active Bodies Active Minds • tvhealth@u.washington.edu