Introduction to Building Partnerships
The adults in families have specific skills and strengths to support their children’s healthy weight and good health, and to help their children lead active satisfying childhoods. Families want nurturing relationships and healthy environments for their children. Professionals who work with young children in group settings have similar goals for children. Children thrive when they have consistent, reliable environments and relationships for eating, playing, and being physically active. Partnerships among all the significant adults in a child’s life encourage that consistency.