Overview

CAS Go!Kids for children aged 2-1/2 to 5 years

A groundbreaking curriculum to promote healthy eating and wellness

  • 24-week program of daily lessons and activities
  • Easily incorporated into existing preschool curriculum
  • Easy hands-on cooking activities for the classroom using fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains
  • Proven to improve children’s choices of foods and their willingness to try new foods at home

About the Program

CAS Go!Kids is a comprehensive program that instills healthy eating and active living practices in young children. Through daily activities, including stories, songs, arts projects, movement and cooking. CAS Go!Kids teaches children about nutrition, healthy body development, body image and the fun of exploring healthy foods. Using the same proven teaching methods that work for early learning in academic subjects, the CAS Go!Kids lessons are engaging and varied, and they continually reinforce one another.

Fun and simple cooking activities are woven into the CAS Go!Kids curriculum. Recipes are based on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and beans, and lesson plans show teachers how to make cooking with toddlers a safe and hands-on experience. In this setting, food becomes a source of fun, discovery, and celebration as children learn that go!foods are not only good for their bodies, but are delicious as well.

CAS Go!Kids has been developed and tested since 2003 by The Children’s Aid Society of New York, one of the nation’s premier agencies serving the educational and developmental needs of children from birth through adulthood.