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ECHO/NWF - Jump, Run, and Dig: Embracing Physical Activity in Nature

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Outdoor time that promotes and supports physical activity is critical for child development. However, how can you embrace active play beyond a traditional play structure? In this 1.5-hour webinar, learn ways nature can create and promote opportunities for active play. Participants will plan for different types of movement including climbing, kicking, throwing, and lifting, and strategize how unique play elements including stumps, water, and ribbon can promote whole body development. Participants will also learn from examples of intentionally designed outdoor spaces that support the physical development of children.

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Course Delivery Method
Webinar (Participants need internet access and a device, such as a laptop or desktop computer, to participate.)

Target Audience

Directors, early childhood educators, family child care providers, coaches, health consultants



Upon completion, learner will be able to :
  • Utilizing the Early Childhood Health Outdoors program introduction and visual slide content, participants will identify 2 types of developmentally appropriate physical activity.
  • Utilizing a physical activity worksheet, participants will be able to identify at least two ways to promote types of physical movement.
  • Utilizing a planning template, participants will identify at least two ways natural materials promote physical activity.
  • Using a visual presentation, participants will be able to identify at least one way to intentionally design a natural outdoor space to promote physical development.
This training aligns to Colorado's Competencies for Early Childhood Educators and Administrators.
  • Teaching Practices 8.1: Describes learning opportunities for all children that integrate physical development within all curriculum areas, outdoors and indoors, and using both fine and gross motor skills.

This training is available through Early Childhood Health Outdoors National Wildlife Federation (ECHO NWF). Please visit ECHO NWF to learn about event dates and register or email to schedule a training for your program.

Last Update 4/27/2020
Additional Information
This course has been recognized as aligned to The Colorado Competencies and meeting best practice standards for adult instruction through the Colorado Shines PDIS Training Alignment Process. The Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities, issued by the Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services, take precedence over any course content.

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Please note, instructors will mark your attendance and course completion in the Colorado Shines PDIS within seven days of the course event date. Paper certificates might not be issued at this training. You may confirm your course completion, view, and print an online certificate through My Dashboard – My PDIS Transcript menu navigation of the Colorado Shines PDIS. Please do not upload a course certificate that is already linked to your Colorado Shines PDIS account as this may delay processing of professional credentials.
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Scheduled Event(s) for this Course
This training is available through Early Childhood Health Outdoors National Wildlife Federation (ECHO NWF). Please visit ECHO NWF  to learn about event dates and register or email to schedule a training for your program.

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