Smart from the Start aims to provide educators and families of children ages 3-5 years with the tools and resources they need to provide their preschoolers with a strong beginning during the most crucial time in their development. Developed on the foundation of Together Counts curriculum, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn, Smart from the Start provides flexible activities that can be easily integrated into classroom or home environments.
Lessons For Your Class
Smart From the Start is a custom program designed to teach children the skills they need to develop healthy habits with eating and physical activity. Continue the learning with Enrichment Zone activities for afterschool and at-home use!
Teacher Training Module
Now Available from Penn State Better Kid Care
- Learn about wellness for preschoolers, how to integrate Smart from the Start lessons into existing curricula and identify parent engagement ideas for implementation.
- Eligible for CEU's, accepted for CDA
Smart From the Start curriculum aligns to a range of programs — including Head Start, WIC, SNAP-Ed, SHAPE America, NAEYC, EFNEP and CACFP — that focus on helping preschoolers build lifelong healthy habits.