Meet Caroline Sweezy


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 caroline@beactivekids.org or 919-287-7012.

 

      

Testimonials

  • 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
  • ECPAI

    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