CATCH researchers continue to gather evidence that reaching children at a young age improves chances of embracing healthy messages and behaviors for a lifetime.

CATCH Early Childhood (CEC) is designed to nurture a love of physical activity, provide an introduction to classroom-based gardening and nutrition, and encourage healthy eating in children ages 3-5. Little ones are motivated to walk, run, jump, dance and move their whole bodies while playing and having fun.

Healthy Body Activities for Preschoolers


CATCH is an official partner of the National Head Start Association, and has recently partnered with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to distribute sun protection education to early childhood programs. To learn more about Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum, visit

Early Childhood Brochure 

Early Childhood Evidence Base


“The CATCH Early Childhood program is unique because the classroom curriculum includes stories with puppets and activities that really resonate with 3, 4, and 5 year old children. Our nutrition activities for preschoolers share important nutrition concepts and are crafted so that they can be used in any pre-school learning center. Children have fun as they learn about healthy eating; and the PE activities, which come with music, keep kids and teachers moving and singing.”Shreela Sharma, PhD, RD, LD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Assistant Director, Dietetic Internship Program
Michael and Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living

Considering CATCH Early Childhood?

Contact us to discuss CATCH training, implementations, and pricing for our nutrition activities for preschoolers.

pre-k program in action

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