The purpose of these challenges is for child care providers and children to enjoy planned physical activity together. Children of all ages and abilities can participate. Participating in physical activity is not only fun and engaging, but also establishes lifelong healthy lifestyle patterns for all.
There will be four challenges over the course of a year. This second challenge encourages teachers and children to Be Active Outdoors! After months of cold and snow, it is finally warm, sunny, and perfect weather to take the children outside for some fresh air. Being outside allows for endless opportunities to get moving, from running, jumping, or kicking a ball to playing games and fun with water. It’s time to show off the creative outdoor experiences going on in your program!
Finalists’ photos will be shared and voted for on Early Childhood Alliance’s Facebook page. This will give you the opportunity to:
- Showcase your fun activity and see other activity ideas
- Network with area child care providers
- Share your program with those in the community
- Give you a chance to win the $150 grand prize if your photo receives the most votes!
To submit your photo, simply follow the instructions on the Entry Form. Finalists’ photos will appear on Facebook in the order they were submitted.