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Be Active Kids

Be Active Kids designed and evaluated an evidence-based program of developmentally appropriate physical activities to be used in North Carolina child care centers targeting children zero to five years of age. Activities were developed for each age group, roughly infants (0-12 months), young toddlers (1-2 years), toddlers (2-3 years), and preschoolers (4-5 years). Following a review of the literature, focus groups, and consultation with experts, activities were developed and piloted. Following revisions from feedback, modifications were made for children with disabilities. The program was formatted in a way that is easy for educators to use. At the end of formal evaluation, the program became the property of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.


Funding Agency:  

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

Funding Period:  

03/01/2011 to 02/28/2013

Award Amount:  



Samuel L. Odom, Principal Investigator
Allison C. De Marco, Investigator