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Rural Project Examples: Child care

Nursing Home Hosts Childcare Learning Center
Updated/reviewed April 2017
  • Need: More childcare and preschool options in a rural Minnesota community
  • Intervention: A local nursing home built a child learning center whose structure offered regular intergenerational activities between children and elderly residents
  • Results: The partnership has resulted in benefits for all parties involved, instilling a sense of youth in the elderly and selfless care in the children
Start Healthy, Start Now
Updated/reviewed April 2017
  • Need: Rural childcare providers have limited resources to learn about mental and physical health promotion and obesity prevention
  • Intervention: A free health promotion training program for rural childcare providers
  • Results: Rural childcare providers are better prepared to impact children's health and well-being.