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

December 6, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

fiveSMART® Message Training

Join us on Wednesday, December 6th, for a fiveSMART® message training presented by the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children. Attendees will gain background on CLOCC’s new health message for prenatal and early-childhood development (0-3 years). This training will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at CLOCC’s offices in Chicago. 

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

Please take the elevator to the 16th Floor and check in at the Lurie reception desk before proceeding to the training location in the 15th-floor conference rooms.

Location: 680 N. Michigan Ave., Check in on 16th Floor, Chicago, IL

Community event? Yes

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

For more information call 312-227-7100 or visit event web site.

December 7, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

CLOCC Winter Quarterly Meeting & 15th Anniversary

15 image2Join us for CLOCC’s Winter Quarterly Meeting on Thursday, December 7th, at The Conference Center One North Wacker. The meeting will be a celebration of CLOCC’s 15th Anniversary and  will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. CLOCC Interest Groups will meet from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Visit CLOCC.net to learn more about the Consortium’s focus areas and interest groups.

The meeting will also feature: 

  • A poster session featuring local work in childhood obesity prevention
  • The announcement of CLOCC’s 15th Anniversary Childhood Obesity Prevention Hall of Fame
  • The presentation of the 2017 CLOCC Founder’s Award  

Location: The CONFERENCE CENTER ONE NORTH WACKER, 1 N. Wacker Dr., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL

Community event? Yes

Related interest group(s): Food and Beverage, Physical Activity, Early Childhood, Health Education, Research and Evaluation, Schools, Policy and Advocacy

For more information call 312-227-7100 or visit event web site.