Physical Activity

playground6Black River Child Care Center wants young children to develop healthy habits and we know these habits begin at home and in the early childhood setting. As many children spend the majority of their waking hours in an Early Childhood Setting we feel that it is our job to provide a significant portion of the children’s daily physical activity.

Black River Child Care Center provides each preschool child with 120 minutes and each toddler with 60 minutes of active playtime which includes teacher-led activities and outdoor free play. On site we have a fenced in playground which provides wonderful opportunities for teacher-led group games and time for children to run, swing, climb, balance, play ball, jump rope, ride bikes, and participate in many other physical activities on a daily basis.

Our physical activity curriculum is developed using guidelines from Active Early, Wisconsin’s guide for improving childhood physical activity. We are also members of the Let’s Move! Child Care, a program developed with the former First Lady Michelle Obama and other Child Care Providers across the nation to fight and prevent childhood obesity.

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