Physical Literacy and the Early Years: Supporting Healthy Active Children

Physical Literacy and the Early Years

Neuroscience is helping us to understand the importance of the early years in establishing the foundations for a happy, healthy, and productive life. A young child's brain is built through positive experiences and supportive and nurturing relationships. Along with cognitive, social, and emotional skills, developing physical literacy in the early years is one of the four pillars of development. This session explores the neuroscience of a young child's developing brain and how paying attention to physical literacy early in life can support the development of a strong healthy brain that will last a lifetime. This webinar also examines physical literacy within the daycare setting.

Dawne Clark, professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Mount Royal University Director (on sabbatical), Centre for Child Well-Being is the presenter for this webinar.