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Childcare Wellness Practices & Policies Project

About Us

Maryland School Wellness Partnership LogoThe Childcare Wellness Policies and Practices Projects (CWPP) uses a continuous quality improvement model to enhance the implementation of wellness practices in childcare centers throughout Maryland. The CWPP administered its first survey to childcare centers in Maryland 2014. The CWPP is preparing to administer their second survey in 2018.


  • To evaluate the strength, quality, and implementation of wellness practices in childcare centers throughout Maryland
  • To evaluate adherence to best practices in nutrition, physical activity, and breast/infant feeding in childcare centers throughout Maryland

Tools & Resources



Maryland State Department of Education

Project Team

Erin Hager, Ph. D
Principal Investigator
University of Maryland, School of Medicine


Volunteer Opportunities

Why Volunteer

Reasons to Volunteer or Intern:

  • Be involved in cutting edge research
  • Strengthen your resume
  • Publication opportunities
  • Improve your interpersonal skills
  • Gain an understanding of how to conduct community research
  • Potentially earn credits for school
  • It's fun!

Volunteer Duties

The types of duties an internship might entail:

  • Recruiting participants
  • Scheduling interviews, making appointments, and contacting participants
  • Helping facilitate parent groups on topics pertaining to nutrition, physical activity, parenting skills, and child safety
  • Conducting participant interviews
  • Classroom set up
  • Collecting data
  • Filing and other office duties
  • Data entry and analysis


If you'd like to apply for an internship or volunteer position, please email Kristi Corona.

If interested internship positions, please send resume or CV to:   

Kristi Corona
Program Specialist
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Growth & Nutrition
737 West Lombard Street, 
Baltimore, MD 21201