New Health Resource Available for Early Childhood Educators

Curriculum Updates & Releases - Pre-K

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Establishing positive health habits at a young age increases the likelihood that a healthy lifestyle will be maintained throughout life.  The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), announces the release of a valuable new tool to support student health. The Michigan Model for Early Childhood Health™ (MMECH) is designed and developed for early childhood educators with age-appropriate health promoting activities that is adaptable to any early childhood learning environment.

The early childhood (Pre-K) module complements the grades K-12 modules of the nationally recognized Michigan Model for Health™ curriculum, and provides an emphasis on family involvement.  Family Resource Sheets are included with every activity to extend the learning at home and provides a building block to effective skills-based health instruction.  The module consists of 21 activities within four units: Social and Emotional Health; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Safety; and Personal Health and Wellness.  All units are aligned with the Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Pre-Kindergarten which correlate with the National Health Education Standards.

  • Social & Emotional Health
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • Safety
  • Personal Health & Wellness Unit

The early childhood module activities are aligned to Michigan’s Early Learning Expectations and the National Health Education Standards.  A strong foundation for the Michigan Model for Health™ (MMH) K-12 curriculum is provided when the early childhood module activities are implemented with suggested classroom activities and connected to children's real life experiences.

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The Model for Healthy Kids

The Michigan Model for HealthTM is a nationally recognized, research-based comprehensive and sequential Pre-K through 12th grade health education curriculum. The MMH curriculum aims to give school-aged children and youth the knowledge and skills needed to practice and maintain healthy behaviors and lifestyles. It provides age-appropriate lessons addressing the most serious health challenges facing school children and youth.