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Getting Kids Moving: Physical Activity in Early Care and Education

Description:

Participants will understand best practices for physical activity for children birth through school age.  During the module strategies to support physical activity will be explained and resources reviewed that support families in promoting physical activity at home.  Participants will use portions of the Kentucky Early Childhood Standards to identify classroom activities to support Gross Motor Development and Physical Activity. Participants will use the knowledge of physical activity best practices to create a daily schedule of movement for their classroom.

Outcomes: 

  • Describe best practices for physical activity for school age children, preschool, toddlers, and infants​
  • Identify one resource to engaging with families around PA​
  • Add physical activity to a daily schedule template so children can achieve the recommended minutes of physical activity

Target audience: early care and education providers

Credit Hours: 2

Trainer: Rebekah Duchette, Kentucky Department of Public Health