Encouraging physical activity at our child day care (Quincy and Dorchester)

Our child day care encourages physical activity as essential part of early education. A free, two-day ‘I am Moving I am Learning’ (IMIL) training is being offered by the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) through the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant. The training is open to early educators, administrators, food service providers, child care health consultants and other staff in child care programs across the state.

IMIL provides a fun and interactive approach to increasing daily physical activity in early education settings, improving the quality of movement activities and promoting healthy food choices for young children. Participants will receive information about the importance of the mind-body connection and the relationship between physical fitness and early learning. In addition, trainees will be provided with tools and resources to use with their programs immediately to help improve the quality of movement, nutrition, and physical health of the children and staff. The tools, resources, and knowledge acquired will assist programs in meeting the EEC licensing standards that require all children in licensed child care programs receive 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

Where: UMASS Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655

When: October 31st 9:00am – 4:30pm
November 1st 9:00am – 4:30pm

TO REGISTER, and for more information, please click the following link http://www.cvent.com/d/k4qvqb.

1.0 CEUs will be awarded to participants who attend both days of the training.

For questions please contact Amy Rojas, MCAP Program Coordinator at amy.rojas@state.ma.us.

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