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Childcare Wellness Practices & Policies Project

About Us

Maryland School Wellness Partnership LogoThe Childcare Wellness Policies and Practices Projects (CWPP) uses a continuous quality improvement model to enhance the implementation of wellness practices in childcare centers throughout Maryland. The CWPP administered its first survey to childcare centers in Maryland 2014. The CWPP is preparing to administer their second survey in 2018.

Objectives

  • To evaluate the strength, quality, and implementation of wellness practices in childcare centers throughout Maryland
  • To evaluate adherence to best practices in nutrition, physical activity, and breast/infant feeding in childcare centers throughout Maryland

Tools & Resources

Surveys

Childcare Survey 2014-2015

Partners

Maryland Department of Health


Project Coordinator

Delara Aharpour
Project Coordinator
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
daharpour@peds.umaryland.edu

The Team

Erin Hager, Ph. D
Principal Investigator
University of Maryland, School of Medicine


Volunteer Opportunities

Why Volunteer

Reasons to Volunteer or Intern:

  • Be involved in cutting edge research
  • Strengthen your resume
  • Publication opportunities
  • Improve your interpersonal skills
  • Gain an understanding of how to conduct community research
  • Potentially earn credits for school
  • It's fun!

Volunteer Duties

The types of duties an internship might entail:

  • Recruiting participants
  • Scheduling interviews, making appointments, and contacting participants
  • Helping facilitate parent groups on topics pertaining to nutrition, physical activity, parenting skills, and child safety
  • Conducting participant interviews
  • Classroom set up
  • Collecting data
  • Filing and other office duties
  • Data entry and analysis

Apply

If you'd like to apply for an internship or volunteer position, please email Delara Aharpour.

If interested internship positions, please send resume or CV to:   

Delara Aharpour
Maryland Wellness Policies and Practices Project, Project Coordinator
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
737 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.706.6133