After completing the self-assessment, review your results, and identify your areas of success and improvement. After your review, think about those areas you would like to improve on. Using the plan, choose wellness policies from the different sections. The goal is to have a variety of policies to work on that enhance your day-to-day practices.
As you move forward with developing your wellness policies, use the following questions to guide your thinking:
Remember, developing wellness policies doesn’t have to be hard. Develop and monitor your policies by:
Think about how to get families involved in the goal-setting process. Inviting and encouraging families to participate in the development and change process, gives them an opportunity to be involved in increasing the quality of care their child receives. Wellness policies can serve as a point of communication during orientation, improve relationships, provide an opportunity for nutrition and physical activity related activities and reinforce parent education. Be open and respectful, and consider all families’ values and priorities.