Welcome to HOP'N Child Development
Healthy Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition
About HOP'N Child Care
HOP'N Child Care is an obesity prevention initiative targeting children between the ages of 3 and 5 and their families developed by a team of experts led by Dr. David Dzewaltowski. This project is supported by a grant from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund to Kansas State University. Here at HOP'N Child Care you will find the HOP'N Home curriculum and other useful resources which you may use at your child care program. You may navigate the site using the tabs above, or by using the table of contents listed below (we are currently updating the site, the table of contents will appear in the near future). If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Kansas State University Youth Physical Activity and Motivational Laboratory.
"We're busy working on our Accreditation Portfolios and I've found so many different places where I've been able to use the HOP'N Home program as a way to meet a standard for the children learning about nutrition, eating healthy, staying active, etc. Thanks so much!"
- Debbie H., EduCare, Fall 2012
"My home daycare just loved participating in the HOP'N Home program. It was very easy to follow and not only did I learn A LOT myself as a provider my kids and their families both embraced the concept and made personal changes in their lives due to the program. I feel this program is necessary and I hope every provider has an opportunity to participate in it"
- Carol R., Just For Kids Home Daycare, Spring 2011
"We love it. The children were able to understand what slow food was & what go food was. Even today after we are through with it the children still ask to listen to the CD and let us know if it's a go food or slow food. I did not have much luck with most of my parents but the children learned a lot about eating right & getting their body moving. I think everyone should get try it. I think the children are eating better now."
- Elizabeth H., Busy Bees Day Care, Spring 2011