Healthy Start - Online Course
If you cannot attend a Healthy Start training workshop in person, or would like to earn continuing education credits, training is available online.
This program is free of charge for early learning and childcare professionals living in Canada.
Healthy Start Online is a certified training course in early childhood education, offered through the University of Moncton. By successfully completing the course, you will receive continuing education credits that can be applied to your Early Childhood Education Certification, or used for professional development.
Healthy Start Online contains the same material covered at an in-person training workshop. The course is structured around modules integrating activities and videos in an interactive learning guide that asks you to reflect on the information presented and answer questions as you go along. You will also be invited to get up and try the activities demonstrated in the videos!
Through Healthy Start Online, you will learn:
About the importance of healthy eating and physical activity;
How to easily incorporate active play and healthy eating into the daily routine of early years children;
How to use and have fun with the Healthy Start manuals; and
Learn how to make your own Active Play Equipment (APE Kit).
Like the in-person training, Healthy Start Online takes approximately 6 hours, however you can complete the training modules at your own pace. Participants must attain a score of 75% or greater on the quiz at the end of the course, with unlimited attempts to pass the course.
Note: Once you have access to the online training program, you have 2 months to complete it. After successfully completing Healthy Start Online, a Participation Certificate will be sent to you by mail.