Education

Strategy 3
Providers of afterschool, holiday, and vacation programs for children and youth should adopt policies and practices that ensure that participants are appropriately physically active. (ED-3)

TACTICS:

  • Adopt standards ensuring that children in afterschool, holiday, and vacation programs engage in physical activity for 60 minutes per full-day of participation or 30 minutes per half-day. (ED-3.1)
  • Ensure that children attending afterschool, holiday, and vacation programs engage in the types of physical activity recommended in the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. (ED-3.2)
  • Require that children’s physical activities be supervised by adults who have special education and/or training in physical activity programming. (ED-3.3)
  • Adopt standards requiring that afterschool, holiday, and vacation programs provide and maintain facilities and equipment that support children’s safe, age-appropriate physical activity. (ED-3.4)
  • Ensure that afterschool, holiday, and vacation programs are free of screen time (TV, video, video games, computers) for non-education purposes.  (ED-3.5)
  • Implement adaptations to ensure that children with special needs are provided with developmentally appropriate physical activity opportunities during afterschool, holiday, and vacation programs. (ED-3.6)

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