Module: Physical Activity

Welcome to Building a Healthy Start Module Two. This module provides a developmental approach to promoting physical activity and optimal physical development for infants and toddlers in child care.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Acknowledge the importance of daily physical activity for infants and toddlers.
  • Describe developmentally appropriate activities to promote infant growth and development.
  • Give examples of appropriate indoor and outdoor physical activity for toddlers.
  • Discuss the impact of screen time on infants and toddlers.

Caring for Our Children, Third Edition, (CFOC3) Standards

The content of this module is based on the following CFOC3 Standards, with Information incorporated from additional standards in CFOC3 as appropriate:

Online Viewing

Module content may be viewed online through two training videos: Part 1 Promoting Physical Activity for Infants and Part 2 Promoting Physical Activity for Toddlers. These videos are made available through the Alabama Public Health Training Network. The distance learner must register and complete a pre-test prior to viewing each program. At the completion of each program, the distance learner must complete a post-test and training evaluation form. A certificate for one clock hour of training may be printed after both programs are viewed. Distance learners will also receive a brief post-training survey at their email addresses approximately two months after completing the module.

Supplemental Materials

There are three printable handouts for this module. These materials may be downloaded for use during training and later as a daily reference guide.

Training Kit

Child care program directors may choose to access the Building a Healthy Start Module Two Training Kit to use for professional development during staff training days. All module training materials may be downloaded below.


Page last updated: April 14, 2017