Community Outreach Ideas

  1. Connect with child care centers, schools, and family child care homes to provide information about what Be Active Kids can offer in their early childhood setting
  2. Model activities from the Be Active Kids Movement Guide at child care centers, schools, and family child care homes as you provide technical assistance to providers
  3. Share the Be Active Kids website link as a resource
  4. Share Be Active Kids one-pagers as a resource with parents, providers, and early childhood professionals/students
  5. Share Be Active Kids one pagers through social media
  6. Share Be Active Kids one pagers in parent newsletters
  7. Collaborate with local libraries to share one pagers
  8. Share the importance of physical activity at community events
  9. Connect with pediatricians to share Be Active Kids resources with patients and caregivers
  10. Include Be Active Kids webinars in provider training events
  11. Hold a health fair that includes information about physical activity and active play
  12. Use Be Active Kids information in presentations and workshops
  13. Hold a PlayDaze
  14. Create a PlayPod
  15. Utilize the PlayMobile
  16. Work with childcare centers on the development of loose part play and the acquisition of materials
  17. Share Be Active Kids social media posts
  18. Hold a health fair to promote the health of young children
  19. Work with centers to implement a center/school wellness policy
  20. Include Be Active Kids lesson plans and activities at meetings
  21. Educate teachers on ideas for indoor physical activity
  22. Work with centers to create space for indoor physical activity
  23. Collaborate with community organizations to educate and provide families in special programs with the importance of physical activity and how to use what they already have to be healthy
  24. Work with centers to use what they have to provide opportunities for the children to be active
  25. Educate providers to model healthy behaviors through healthy eating and physical activity
  26. Share Movement Guide activities in weekly e-mails or mass communication efforts
  27. Work with community college education students to gain understanding of the importance of physical activity in the classroom
  28. Connect with preschools and childcare centers to help build their knowledge of available resources from Be Active Kids and beyond
  29. Create follow-up information to extend the learning opportunities for providers that participate in a Be Active Kids training
  30. Hold a Parent’s Day to inform and educate parents of the importance of active play
  31. Work with your local fitness center to educate their childcare staff on getting young children active
  32. Connect with the local YMCA and join in on their Healthy Kids Day
  33. Turn story time into active play opportunities at local reading events with the use of Be Active Kids puppets and appropriate portable play equipment
  34. Present at conferences/workshops on the importance of physical activity, motor skill and movement concept development, and/or active play in early childhood
  35. Participate in our Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute (ECPAI) and share what you learned with others through staff meetings, in-services, technical assistance, etc.


  • 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,
  • 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