Caroline Sweezy is excited and grateful to be joining the Be Active Kids team as our new program manager. She attended Meredith College as a psychology major with a minor in child development. She received her Master of Science degree in the field of Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University with a concentration in Child Life. Her career has focused on working with children and families facing a broad range of challenging experiences, particularly those related to healthcare and hospitalization. Caroline worked in early intervention post graduate school and for the past ten years has coordinated support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for children and families in the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Throughout her career, Caroline’s passion has always been advocating for the importance of play in the life of a child and educating others on how to adopt a playful and engaging approach that supports the healthy development of children in their care. Caroline has two young boys, Garrett and Caden, who always keep her moving! Their favorite family physical activities include dance parties in the kitchen, regular playdates to Marbles Kids Museum and Pullen Park and bike rides around their neighborhood. Caroline and her husband share a love for dance and are both competitive cloggers. In addition to dancing, Caroline stays active through an outdoor fitness program called Camp Gladiator and has a strong awareness of the positive impact that physical activity has on people of all ages, especially kids!
Caroline's first day at Be Active Kids will be January 2, 2017. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-287-7012.