Healthy Children, Healthy Communities Challenge Curriculum

Healthy Children, Healthy Communities® Initiative

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Healthy Children, Healthy Communities® is a museum initiative that teaches children how to make positive, sustainable choices about their health, the health of their communities, and the environment. Launched in 2007, the initiative has educated millions of families about health and wellness through interactive exhibits, multi-dimensional programming, and key partnerships with leading health experts and other renowned community resources.

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Educational Programs and Events

Offerings for schools, families and individuals include parent education programs, school and group workshops, limited edition classes, youth-hosted forums and ask-the-expert and community programs covering important topics such as nutrition, safety, hygiene, and fitness.

Statewide Community Outreach

Stepping Stones Museum for Children reaches communities statewide through outreach experiences, including free nutrition kits for schools and health exhibit components, provided to community partners including Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Centers. Stepping Stones also develops customized health-centric curriculum and challenges for schools, teachers and parents. 

Healthy Children, Healthy Communities Challenge Curriculum

For the fifth consecutive year, Stepping Stones Museum for Children partnered with Norwalk Public Schools and Literacy How to provide transformational summer learning experiences to more than 1,300 pre-kindergarten through grade eight students during the five-week 2020 Norwalk Summer Academy (NSA). Students of the NSA are led through fun, STEAM-infused (science, technology engineering, arts and math) by the residents of the fictional city of Healthyville®, including its Youth Advisory Team Leader, Lucy Somebody. Click here to learn more in a press release about this curriculum.