Early Childhood Foundation: Gross (Large) Motor

Children develop coordination, balance, spatial awareness and strength through gross (large) motor skills by:

  1. Coordinating both hands to manipulate large objects
  2. Developing body flexibility and coordination
  3. Using indoor and outdoor equipment safely and appropriately

Indicators: Observable Behaviours

The Child

  1. Engages in complete movements such as climbing and walking up and down stairs.
  2. Demonstrates control and balance by: marching, hopping, running, jumping, pulling toys, pushing boxes, etc.
  3. Demonstrates coordinated movements such as throwing balls.
  4. Uses indoor and outdoor equipment such as the slide or swing.

The Adult

  1. Recognizes, acknowledges and supports children’s natural “need to move” and to be active throughout the day.
  2. Provides adequate time and space for children to explore, practice and increase their motor skills and development.
  3. Ensures variation and necessary adaptations in activities supporting children’s gross (large) motor development both indoors and out.
  4. Ensures and plans for daily and numerous “outdoor” activities and free play times.

Supportive Learning Environments Include

  1. Adequate and varied equipment, including adaptive equipment and space to encourage jumping, running and other gross (large) motor skills.
  2. Numerous and varied kinds of outdoor equipment (swings, slides, tunnels, etc.).

Early Childhood Foundations: Health Status and Practices

Children show healthy physical growth and growing independence by:

  1. Showing an interest in personal care
  2. Demonstrating an ability to keep self safe
  3. Identifying potentially dangerous or harmful substances
  4. Showing knowledge of healthy food groups (vegetables, fruits, etc.)

Indicators: Observable Behaviours

The Child

  1. Follows program safety rules.
  2. Recognizes common signs for poison, danger and warning.
  3. Demonstrates growing independence in hygiene and personal care such as hand washing (after toilet, before eating, after animal handling, etc.), teeth brushing, wiping nose.
  4. Demonstrates healthy eating behaviours (talks about and shows interest in foods that are healthy).

The Adult

  1. Models healthy eating habits.
  2. Provides instruction for and models basic health and safety rules.
  3. Encourages children to serve and feed themselves, and provides opportunities for children to prepare healthy snacks.
  4. Recognizes differences in cultural food preferences and eating habits.
  5. Knows if children in the class have any food allergies.
  6. Provides opportunities to practice necessary emergency drills in the home, educational and child care setting (fire, earthquake, etc.)

Supportive Learning Environments include

  1. Written procedures and signs for emergency.
  2. Written health and safety policies.
  3. Child-sized sinks and toilets, paper towels, readily available soap, etc.
  4. Nutrition education materials (play centre props, food, dishes, pans, etc.).
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