I am Moving, I am Learning

These are a collection of fun-filled, hands-on, interactive workshops focused on increasing physical activity and promoting healthy nutrition choices for children birth to 5. Participants will get ideas for increasing activity in their program while having fun! The I am Moving, I am Learning program was developed in partnership with Head Start, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, and Pennsylvania State University Extension.
 
•    IMIL: Opportunity Knocks 2 HR (Health Safety and Nutrition)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. Opportunity Knocks shares childhood obesity trends which set the stage for the opportunities that providers have for helping children as well as staff and families increase their daily physical activity while making healthier food choices.

•    IMIL: Birth to Five: Introduction to Motor Development 2 HR (Child Development)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. This workshop shares background information regarding motor development from birth to five. This information sets the stage for caregivers to build physical activity into their daily routines.  
 
•    IMIL: Child Assessment:  Observing and Evaluating Motor Skills of Young Children 2 HR (Child Development/Curriculum)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. What is the difference between maturation and development? Learn how this relates to motor skill development in young children. Recognize that every motor skill has its own developmental progression and learn how to use a developmental continuum to assess children's motor skill development.

•    IMIL: Making the Most of your Music 2 HR (Curriculum)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. Moving to music is a fun and healthy way to encourage movement and physical activity. This workshop helps us understand how music helps with physical development and ways to incorporate new vocabulary and actions into children’s music.   

•    IMIL: Body Language:  A Movement Vocabulary of Young Children 2 HR (1 HR Curriculum/1 HR Child Development)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. The use of words and verbal cues can be very important in engaging and encouraging children to learn a wide variety of movement. This workshop share strategies to help children “tell your muscles what to do” in motor skill development.

•    IMIL: Moving With the Brain in Mind 2 HR (Child Development)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. The development of the brain in a child’s first five years of life clearly shapes the learning capacity they have for the rest of their life. Learn how early brain structure and functioning can be enhanced through movement and physical activity.

•    IMIL: Nutrition Building Blocks 2 HR (Health Safety and Nutrition)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. Early childhood is an optimal time of growth and development. Healthy nutrition is a key for growth and also is a foundation for success in school and life. Learn more about ways to promote healthy lifestyles by establishing healthy preferences early in life. 
 
•    IMIL: MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity) Every Day! 2 HR (Health, Safety and Nutrition)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. Do the children in your care get at least 60 minutes of structured MVPA every day? You will experience MVPA activities that can be replicated with pre‐school children.

•    IMIL: Activities for All 2 HR (Special Needs)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. Children are unique in development and skill ability. Learn strategies of modifying and adapting to reach and teach all children in physical activity and motor skill development.   

•    IMIL: Move, Play, and Learn at Home 2 HR (Community)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. Help parents learn the importance of movement for young children and understand their role in modeling an active lifestyle. This session will include how to incorporate movement opportunities at home, using materials on‐hand, creative time management techniques, and limited space.  

•    IMIL: Take It Outside 2 HR (Health, Safety and Nutrition)
This high energy hands on training is full of ideas and resources on physical activity and healthy food choices that you can include in your early childhood programs. “Go outside and play!” Learn about the benefits for children of playing outdoors and spending time in nature and its role in motor skill development. This session will include understanding the adult role in facilitating outdoor play and preparing outdoor play space
 

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