One Step At a Time: Helping Young Children Be Active!

Mother and ChildWelcome to One Step at a Time: Helping Young Children Be Physically Active!—Bright Futures Obesity Prevention Training for Child Care Providers, a curriculum that helps child care providers working in local programs make sure young children are physically active.

Obesity in children is becoming more common. This is a big concern because obesity can cause many problems. One important way to help promote a healthy weight for children is giving them opportunities to be physically active, and encouraging them. All children need regular physical activity to grow up healthy.

Child care programs are very important for promoting children’s health, including helping to prevent childhood obesity. Child care providers can give children opportunities to be physically active. They can also work with parents and other family members to promote children’s physical activity. These efforts make a difference in children’s activity behaviors, weight, and overall health.

The curriculum includes the following three modules:

•     Promoting Physical Activity for Young Children
•     Promoting Children’s Physical Activity in Child Care Programs
•     Working with Parents to Promote Children’s Physical Activity

After finishing all three modules, you are eligible to apply for 1.0 continuing education (CE) hour. See details for printing the certificate and applying for CE.

After completing the curriculum, please take a moment to fill out the evaluation. Your feedback will help improve the curriculum.

See Resources for a list of materials for child care providers and for parents.

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