ERIC Number: EJ786740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing a Physical Activity Curriculum into the School Day: Helping Early Childhood Teachers Meet the Challenge
Breslin, Casey Marie; Morton, Jane R.; Rudisill, Mary E.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n5 p429-437 Apr 2008
In Fall 2006, North Carolina kindergarten teachers were charged with the task of meeting the NASPE guidelines for providing daily physical activity to their kindergarten students. In turn, the teachers researched resources and consulted experts to design and develop a developmentally appropriate physical activity and physical play environment for their students. The purpose of this article is to disseminate useful information one group of kindergarten teachers believed would help other teachers in similar situations. The article discusses the planning process, suggestions for activities and necessary equipment for program implementation, and vignettes regarding the experiences the teachers and students have had during the physical activity and physical play program's inaugural year.
Descriptors: Play, Physical Activities, Program Implementation, Kindergarten, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Information Dissemination, Class Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina