Physical Activity

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future continues the work of Let’s Move! Child Care. Healthy Kids, Healthy Future offers childhood obesity prevention resources and tools to assist child care and preschool providers in helping children get a healthy start to life. Best practices are outlined in five healthy goal areas: nurturing healthy eaters, providing healthy beverages, increasing physical activity, limiting screen time and supporting breastfeeding.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Future
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California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) offers a variety of resources and toolkits to assist child care providers meet age-level physical activity recommendations through a toolkit full of great resources (example schedules, activitiy ideas) as well as a resource on how to design playgrounds for movement.

California Department of Public Health
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SHAPE America

SHAPE America wants to help build a future where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives. Their website offers a variety of activity ideas for infants, toddlers, and pre-school age children. Most ideas are available in Spanish.

SHAPE America
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The Genius of Play

The Genius of Play offers facts, tips, and expert advice in order to help kids build confidence, creativity, critical thinking, and other skills through play. Their website provides activities specific to using play to improve physical activity.

The Genius of Play
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Free Physical Activity Downloadable Resources

These downloadable resources were developed specifically to help early childhood programs reach Go NAP SACC physical activity best practices. Some of these resources include the following: physical activity curriculum, seasonal physical activity ideas, physical activity resources to share with families, physical activity posters, and much more.

Free Downloadable Resources
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