Physical Development: An Introduction
Physical activity affects physical, emotional and intellectual health. Understanding the importance of this and implementing strategies to support physical activity at your program promotes better outcomes for everyone your program serves.
Physical Developmental Milestones
Physical activity is important regardless of age or ability. As a manager, it is important that you have a working knowledge of the developmental milestones for each of the age groups that your program serves in order to better support your staff in their work with children and youth.
Supporting Physical Development
As a manager it is your responsibility to ensure that your staff create safe and appropriate environments that support development, have a working knowledge of physical development, and plan experiences that boost developmental outcomes.