Success Stories

Many early care and education professionals have found success using NAP SACC. Their ideas and success stories have helped inspire others to take action. This page will gather your stories of using Go NAP SACC to make healthy changes. As the program gets going, please use the contact us page to tell us about your successes using the new Go NAP SACC self-assessments.

NAP SACC Success

While Go NAP SACC is just getting started, NAP SACC has been supporting the early childhood health and education field for years. Here are just a couple success stories from some of our friends in North Carolina.

“At the Center for Children at Kilgo United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, the director, Judy Fennema, has adopted almost EVERY NAP SACC Best Practice. Teachers, parents, children and of course the cooks are all on board. When served quinoa the first time, most of the children asked for seconds! They have set the highest standard of any childcare center I have worked with.”

-Priscilla Laula
Mecklenburg County Health Department, Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

“I have been using NAP SACC in Craven County since 2011. Last year I received a grant from Carolina East Foundation to provide supplemental portable playground equipment to centers participating in NAP SACC. The favorite of the children and staff are the hula hoops that I have made. With the training and equipment I have seen an increase in physical activity. With NAP SACC I have also been able to work on menu improvements with centers, which had been a challenge in the past.”

-Terri Walls
Craven Smart Start, Inc