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Module 1: Activity and Movement




Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness
Module 1: Activity and Movement

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Take this Turn-Key Online Learning course and earn .3 CEU from The University of Oklahoma, Center for Early Childhood Professional Development.

Learn more about Turn-Key Online Learning.

Child obesity is at epidemic levels. One-third of the children in America are carrying too much weight. Early childhood programs can lead the way in educating young children and their parents on the importance of diet and exercise. This Turn-Key training program will give early childhood educators the knowledge base and practical strategies they need to make a difference. Watch the following video to learn more.


This innovative, comprehensive video course offers a new way of presenting video-based training. This course includes:

  • Insights from experts in pediatrics, nutrition, movement, child development, and adult education
  • Real-life interactions gathered from classrooms across the country
  • Learning objectives and reflection questions
  • Extension activities and additional resources
  • Closed captioning

The time is now for early childhood programs to aggressively address childhood obesity and promote wellness. This course will help you start the process of causing change that will benefit young children for the rest of their lives.


Module 1

Activity and Movement

Lesson One - Early Care and the Obesity Crisis (22:12)
The Obesity Crisis
Why Children are Overweight
Health Consequences
Indicators & Predictors
Early Care Matters

Lesson Two - Get Kids Moving (26:42)
Allowing Infants to Move
Movement for Toddlers
Movement for Preschoolers
Structured vs. Unstructured
The Value of Outdoor Play

Lesson Three - Keep Kids Moving (24:30)
The Reluctant Child
Keeping Kids Moving
Modeling Movement
Overweight in Group Care
Motivated to Move