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

October 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

5-4-3-2-1 Go! Message Training

Join us on Thursday, October 12th, for a detailed training on 5-4-3-2-1 Go!®, CLOCC’s public education message with recommendations for children and families to promote a healthy lifestyle. Developed in 2004 and launched as a mass-media campaign in 2009, 5-4-3-2-1 Go! has reached millions of individuals in communities throughout Chicago and beyond.

This free training will include:

  • Background information on the issue of childhood obesity 
  • Information about the creation and dissemination of 5-4-3-2-1 Go!
  • Strategies for incorporating the message in your programming
  • Opportunities for brainstorming and sharing ideas with colleagues and other community-based organizations

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

Contact Elizabeth Gonzalez with questions at eagonzalez@lurichildrens.org

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