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Planning and Implementing Everyday Physical Activities

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Course Length

2 hours

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

This course recognizes that physical activity is just as crucial to young children’s development as healthy eating habits. Discover how to introduce movement with engaging, inclusive activities that benefit all, featuring clear instructions and smooth transitions. Explore the joy of outdoor play and activities that foster participation regardless of ability.

In this course you will learn how to: Describe the benefits of physical activity; Identify goals for physical activity movement for young children; Determine essential elements for successful leadership of physical activities with young children; Understand the importance of role modeling physical activities with young children; and plan at least one new activity to implement with children in the child care setting.

CEU Credits

.2 CEUs

CDA Competency Area
  • Content Area II: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
MN KCF Content Area
  • II.D: Promoting Physical Development

1 (Beginner)

State Approval
  • MN

This course is designed to be part of a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential curriculum. It covers CDA Subject Area 2: Steps to Advance Children’s Physical and Intellectual Development. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone learning event, or as part of a broader early childhood education curriculum.