Physical Activity

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Physical Activity (1 hour / .1 CEU)

Tuition: $10.50

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In-Service Training Course Code:   ECE 0106

CDA Competency: Advancement of Physical and Intellectual Development [1 hour / .1 CEU]

Washington STARS Credit: Curriculum Development[1 hour]

Washington Core Competency: Content Area 2 Curriculum and Learning Environment  [1 hour]

 > Early Care & Education Professionals [1 hour]

Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [1 hour]


Training Type: Annual Continuing Education

Training Delivery Method: Online

Cost: Fixed

Session Length: 1 Hour

Amount: $10.50

Session Level: 2

Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the trainer/instructor: The student is encouraged to contact the trainer and other student support staff by email, Live Chat, phone for support and resources. Student support hours are 8 am until 9 pm, 7 days a week. Student forum and assignments provide the student with opportunities to share experiences, to engage with the trainer and other students, and to reflect on what they have learned. 

Audiences the training applies to: 

  • Family, Friend & Neighbor
  • Child Care Center
  • Head Start
  • Military
  • Tribal Nations
  • Family Home Child Care
  • Parents/Relatives

Language(s) used in training: English

Content Focus Group:

  • Pre-Kindergarten Children
  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool Age Children

Training Methods:

  • Audio-video with facilitation
  • Independent study with supervision

Description of Training Session: 

Physical activity should be an important part of everyone’s schedule, including infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Physical activity is essential for muscular development. All children, including those with special needs should engage in indoor and/or outdoor activities that promote muscular development.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify techniques to promote physical activity in a child care environment through structured outdoor and indoor play. The student will also be able to recall environmental arrangements that support physical activity.

Learning Objectives: 

  • RECALL the importance of physical activity to promote muscular development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
  • RECALL suggested amounts of time children should spend engaged in physical activity.
  • RECALL structured outdoor activities that promote physical health.
  • RECALL structured indoor activities that promote physical health.
  • RECALL physical activities for children with special needs.


  • Introduction
  • Guidelines and Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Organized Indoor and Outdoor Activities
  • Physical Activities for Special Needs Students
  • Summary
  • End of Lesson Test


This is a self-paced course that and can be saved and resumed during any point. Assessment question and answer sessions during the course monitor the students’ progress, and support the student’s progression, and learning objectives. There is a test at the end of each course. The questions on the test are completely based on the materials covered in the specific course. The student must get 70% or better to pass the test. If 70% is not achieved, then the training system automatically takes the student back through the course to review the materials that were missed on the test. The student is then returned to the test to try again for a second attempt if needed.


 All courses are completely online. Nothing will be shipped. 



Physical Activity 2) Student enrollments are activated between 8 am and 9 pm PST, 7 days a week. It can take up to 30 minutes after enrollment for your courses to become active for access. However, in most cases it is within 5 minutes.

3) Enrollments submitted between 9 pm and 8 am (during the night) will be processed by 8:30 am the next morning.

4) Check your email for instructions to start the training. You will receive an email with the word PASSWORD in the subject line. Click on the link in the email, and use the log-in credential provided to access the course.

5) Attention Mobile Device Users! This training cannot be done on a mobile device. Cell phones and tablets do not have the required software to run the online In-service courses. A computer with internet access is required to complete the online In-service training.

6) Some students may find that they need to download or update Shockwave, Flash player or Java.

7) Some students may find that they have to update their internet browser, this is most often the case when trying to using Internet Explorer. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome for the best results. Our student support staff is happy to assist students with troubleshooting should you encounter technical issues, and will provide common suggestions for solving problems that occur when normal browser maintenance or application updates need to occur.

8) Cancellations and refunds requested within 72 hours after enrollment are available for courses/programs that have NOT been accessed. Refunds and Cancellations will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.

9) Once you log in and start a course, a refund is not available. After 72 hours, the payment credit can be transferred to a different training or to a new student if the training was not started by the original student for up to 30 days after enrollment.

10) Refunds are not available after 72 hours.

11) Refunds are not available for courses/programs that have been started.

12) Washington students must submit an evaluation form with a valid STARS ID number upon completion of the course and a certificate will be emailed to you. Certificates are prepared throughout the day, 7 days a week.

13) Completed courses are recorded in MERIT Monday through Friday, throughout the day continuously, between 8 am and 3 PM. If you complete your training in the evening or over the weekend, it will be recorded on the next business day during those hours.

14) During the last two weeks of December, expect longer processing times for enrollment and certificates due to the high volume enrollments and completed trainings during the year end rush. We recommend enrolling and completing your training prior to the end of December whenever possible.

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  • 5
    I understood this training very well

    Posted by Brittany on 26th Sep 2014

    Understanding what works best for children with disabilities and how to involve them regardless of their ability to participate physically. All children should not compete against each other, and to make all activities fun for children to want to participate on their own.

    I really appreciated the fact that this training clearly stated many times that all children should never compete against each other and all activities should be implemented to children and making it fun for all ages.

  • 5
    I will use these teaching strategies in my everyday planning

    Posted by Brittany on 12th May 2014

    The whole physical development activities helps my everyday job, when I am planning for the following week, I see that it is that important for me to plan 60 of indoor activities and well as 60 minutes outside for creative play. This course helped me out by making sure everyday I plan activities I need to make sure to provide many opportunities for growth and physical development daily.

    This course helped me out by making sure everyday I plan activities I need to make sure to provide many opportunities for growth and physical development daily.

  • 5
    Thank you!

    Posted by Brittany on 4th Feb 2014

    I really liked that it was online. Made it easy for me to take when it was convenient for me. Getting the length of time each age group should have physical activity each day and per week was good information.