Introduction to Physical Activity Recommended Practices
MOVING MORE EVERYDAY!
Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years recommends accumulating at least 180 minutes of daily physical activity. The average child spends seven hours a day in childcare which is about 2/3 of their waking hours. Caregivers play a key role in helping children build lifelong physical activity habits and are responsible for facilitating physical activity for the proportion of time children spend in childcare. The daily routine should include a variety of facilitated activities and free play.
In BC, the Community Care and Assisted Living Act’s Child Care Licensing Regulation (CCLR) and Director of Licensing Standards of Practice (DOLSOP) set the requirements for all licensed child care facilities. Operators of licensed child care facilities must comply with both the regulation and the standards.
heart Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR
beach ball Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Active Play (AP)
shoe Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Safe Play Space (SPS)