CHEERS Partners

community engaged research

In collaboration with over 500 early childhood educators, the CHEERS for child care project has been led by researchers from Mount Royal University, Alberta Health Services, policymakers, and government.

Partners & Acknowledgements

This project began with a local committee of child care directors, early learning educators, dietitians from Alberta Health Services, and researchers from Mount Royal University in response to community identification of gaps in nutrition and physical activity assessement and support for the child care sector.

The development, review and support of the CHEERS for child care self-administered tool has been supported by:

Mount Royal University
Department of Health and Physical Education, 
Child Studies and Social Work
Nutrition Services, Population & Public Health Strategy
Government of Alberta
Early Learning and Child Care, Government of Alberta
Be Fit for Life
Be Fit for Life