Healthy Movement & Active Play
We are proud to support the “Healthy Movement & Active Play” initiative spearheaded by the Creating Healthy Kids Coalition of Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties. In an effort to combat inactivity, which can lead to obesity and other health problems, the Coalition created the “Healthy Movement & Active Play” program specifically designed for children ages three to five. It’s a curriculum that encourages children to practice lasting habits of an active lifestyle. It’s also designed to bring kids together with their families for fun filled activities that teach the whole family about healthy habits that will last a lifetime. We have even gone beyond the established curriculum to include classroom gardens. The children tend to these gardens and in the process learn how to grow their own food and eat healthy.
Physical activity is just as important as intellectual activity. That’s why physical activity is built into each and every classroom schedule. To stress the importance of play – running, hopping, jumping, rolling, or whatever physical movement kids want to do – we have two large playgrounds. Both have climbers, riding toys, push toys and access to all types of balls, jump ropes, and more. Even with all the equipment, there’s still plenty of space for group games or to simply run around. On bad weather days, students use the gym for the same type of physical activity. The gym, which is 35 ft. x 40 ft. with 10-foot high ceilings, has mats, balls, and other indoor activity equipment to engage, excite and energize the children.
We wholeheartedly embrace the “Healthy Movement & Active Play” curriculum, and we encourage parents and children to adopt a lifestyle that is both safe and healthy.
- Encourage your children to be physically active.
- Play and be physically active with your children.
- Teach your children safety rules and make sure they have the clothing and equipment needed to participate in physical activity safely.
- Advocate for convenient, safe and adequate places for young people to play and take part in physical activity programs.
- Set a good example by being physically active, making healthy eating choices and not smoking.
For more information on the “Healthy Movement & Active Play” program go to: https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/community-nutrition/pdf/hmap.pdf