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For Trainers

Train the Trainer Sessions

The Be Active Kids program is disseminated through a train-the-trainer system.  Be Active Kids staff provide a 4-hour training session for volunteers on how to effectively teach and implement the Be Active Kids curriculum.  Volunteer Trainers include child care health consultants, local Smart Start partnership staff, local Child Care Resource and Referral staff, Head Start staff, More at Four staff, Cooperative Extension offices and community college instructors in North Carolina.  These trainers agree to go out in their local counties and train child care providers on Be Active Kids.  Lunch is provided for the trainers who participate and non-exempt trainers are eligible to receive up to 4 CHC's for participating.  Be Active Kids is working to offer CEU's for participating in in-person and online trainings.  

If you work with and/or are responsible for training child care providers or public school teachers (pre-K or K) and would like to find out more information about becoming a Be Active Kids Trainer you can do the following:

  1. Complete the Trainer Interest Questionnaire and someone from Be Active Kids will contact you.
  2. Contact Be Active Kids, 919-287-7012 or info@beactivekids.org

If you are a child care provider or public school teacher and would like more information on how to participate in a Be Active Kids training or receive support, visit the Be Active at Child Care/School page.


Trainer Updates

If you are a current and active trainer, you can access the latest Be Active Kids online through our private trainers updates page.  If you have not received that information or are not an active trainer and would like to become recertified, please contract us at 919-287-7012.  

Trainer updates provided to active trainers include the following:

  • New training content (presentation, handouts, activities, etc)
  • New data collection and continual follow-up practices
  • Supplimentation training presentations
  • New TA resources
  • Revised kit dissemination policy


Frequently Asked Questions        


New NCFELD Alignment Appendix  


  • Preservice Teachers Learn to Use Be Active Kids in Limited Spaces

    I really enjoyed our class meeting. It was interesting to discover that you can do just about anything with children in the classroom where there may not be much space to encourage them to be active.  A change that I will make in my own life is to be more active, as well as my daughter. I will share this information with my friends that have children such as yoga animals, or Simon Says.

    Cathy Sesta, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute

    Thank you for inviting me to be part of this year’s Institute. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the experience. You’re doing amazing work and I hope I’ll be able to continue contributing to it a bunch in the future.

    Rae Pica, www.movingandlearning.com
  • Plenty of Resources That I Can Use and Share

    This class was informative, and I look forward to being physically active with young children. On Friday, I volunteered at a Parents Night Out through my daughter's school. When I got there the kids were watching a movie. I got them up to play Simon Says and Red Light Green Light, however, after that I was stuck on what to do. I wish I had the knowledge I gained from this class, to have made it more exciting.

    I enjoyed your Land and Lake Activity.

    Venessa Wright, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Be Active Kids Trainers Rock!

    I loved the training.  I would have loved it more if I had the other teachers from my center there also.  I am really looking forward to taking my kit to work and sharing it with my staff.  I liked Brittney, she reminded me of myself as far as being very active and motivated.  When I am at work with my little ones we stay busy all day.  I feel like singing my instructions and dancing my actions helps them to focus better on what I need for them to do.  Britney was great and I learned a lot from her. I am always trying to find new little ways to get the kids moving.

    Tiffany Daniel, Sandhill Community College

    The Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute was just wonderful!  Thank you again for including me in such an important effort to create and sustain leaders in EC physical activity. I would love to return to NC anytime that you think I can help. I enjoyed meeting the folks who work with you and hearing about all of the great things that are planned. 

    Linda Carson, Choosy Kids
  • Be Active Kids has Much to Offer

    Congratulations to you and everyone who has been promoting PA for young
    children in NC. You have much to be proud of here. Be Active Kids is an excellent source of ideas for promoting active play in unstructured settings. The Be Active Kids website also has resources on promoting unstructured active play. I encourage folks to review these resources. 

    Diane Craft, SUNY Cortland & Active Play Books