Getting Started with CATCH

On this page:

  • A guide to which CATCH program to use
  • Steps for contacting CATCH, setting up a training and implementing the program

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Before you get started with a CATCH training and ordering curriculum, the first step is to identify what CATCH program is right for your community! What specific CATCH Program should you use?

Early Childhood Centers

After-school Program

Elementary School

Middle School

Summer Program/Day Camp

City/County/State Health Departments

Hospitals

Community organizations


Steps to implementation

The first step to implementing CATCH at your school is, of course, contacting usStaff at CATCH will help you pick a program that works, plan a training, purchase equipment, and manage your budget.

There are key elements to implementing a CATCH program at your district or organization – curriculum, training and adequate physical activity equipment. CATCH provides a number of curriculum materials, including physical activity cards, nutrition curriculum, and in schools, our Coordination Kits, as well as physical activity equipment. Our associates will help you select all of the pieces your program needs, supply you with cost estimates, and work with you to find grant funds if available.

CATCH training teaches administrators and front line staff how to use these tools to their highest effectiveness. CATCH certified trainers travel across the country providing staff knowledge and skills in how to best use CATCH, and our “Train-the-Trainer” model enables communities to appoint their own trainers to keep CATCH going for years after our certified trainers leave.

Once you’re all trained and ready to go, CATCH provides ongoing support as you work to implement CATCH. You can reach out at any time if you have questions, concerns, need tips, or want to schedule a booster training.

Working to schedule a CATCH training? Click here for our pre-training checklist to make sure you’re all ready for our trainers!