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

Child Care Providers

Stacking RingsChild care programs are very important for helping young children be physically active to promote their health and development.1  Child care providers can help young children be physically active every day. They should:2

  • Lead structured physical activities inside or outside
  • Encourage children (for example, say “good throw”)
  • Let children do things that are safe (for example, let children run on the playground when running is safe)
  • Get training about children’s physical activity
  • Not let children spend too much time in sedentary activities





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