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Early Care & Education in the State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) Program

CPHN is a subcontractor with the Washington State Department of Health to help provide training and technical assistance to the state’s early care and education (ECE) system. The project aims to provide support for physical activity and nutrition best-practices in ECE settings with online STARS* trainings for ECE providers and additional trainings and materials for Early Achievers coaches and programs (Washington’s Quality Rating and Improvement System). See also the Department of Health’s Nourished and Active in Early Learning webpage.

*The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) manages the Washington State Training and Registry System (STARS). STARS trainings provide state accredited continuing education hours for early learning providers.


Washington State Department of Health with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Jennifer Otten

Project Coordinator and Contact

Emilee Quinn

Project Period

Oct 2018 – Sept 2023

Grant # 

Cooperative Agreement Number 1U58DP004830-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Project Status