Early Childhood

Early Childhood Interest Group

Staff Liaison: Katelyn Kanwischer

The goal of the Early Childhood Interest Group is to strengthen CLOCC’s focus and expertise within early childhood initiatives. We define early childhood to be pre-birth through 5 years of age and serve to build and strengthen relationships that link early childhood stakeholders to valuable resources that support obesity prevention and healthy lifestyles.

Members include individuals, community-based organizations, administrators, educators, service providers, families, and others who work within the early childhood field and support the efforts, which focus on early childhood care, education settings, and breastfeeding support.

Upcoming Events

June 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

fiveSMART(TM) Training

Research shows that a need for promoting healthy weight starts at the earliest stages. RSVP today to take part in a training and exploration of fiveSMART(TM), CLOCC’s health message for prenatal and early-childhood (0-3yr).

fiveSMART is designed as a companion CLOCC_Five-Smart-Logo_120815_A-1message for 5-4-3-2-1 Go!(R), and communicates the importance of Sleep, Meals & Snacks, Activity, Role Modeling & Responsiveness, and Things to Avoid. Messaging is tailored for prenatal care, ages 0-12 months and ages 1-3 years.   

This fiveSMART training opportunity will be relevant and useful for anyone who works with pregnant women or children aged 0-3, day care providers, pediatricians, OB physicians, family practitioners and home visitors. There is no cost to attend the training. 

Light refreshments will be available. 

As a courtesy to Infant Welfare Society patients and staff, please do not use the facility parking lot. Street parking is available.  

Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Gonzalez (eagonzalez@luriechildrens.org) or info@clocc.net.


Location: Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, 3600 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL

Community event? Yes

Related interest group(s): Early Childhood, Health Education

For more information visit event web site.