The Head Start Body Start Center is offering a series of webinars.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

The brain NEEDS play! The human brain is an amazing and complex organ that allows each of us to think, feel, and act. The brain systems that regulate those activities are largely shaped by experience. Learn why play is essential for optimal early brain development and why it is vital for all parents and educators to be play partne…
Ohio leave no child inside video urges teachers and parents to see to it that all children play outside at least once per day.

Need some outdoor game ideas? Check out the Peaceful Playgrounds instructional games DVD's.
HSBS is going to the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition!

Join us for the 2nd Annual Early Childhood Movement Day for a fun-filled day of learning and active play. To learn more about the AAHPERD National Convention and to register to attend, please visit the AAHPERD website.

The best part? AAHPERD is in my neighborhood this year in beautiful San Diego. Come join in.
The LEGO Children's Fund provides grants for collaborative programs, either in part or in total, to organizations that focus on early childhood education and development; technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities; or sport or athletic programs that concentrate on underserved youth. Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: 501(c)3 organizations.

Deadline: January 15, 2011.…
MODEL Health! Promoting Nutrition and Physical Activity in Children learning kit (the Kit) is a collection of supplementary lessons on nutrition and physical activity with an emphasis on role modeling. Intended as a teacher resource in the early childhood classroom, the Kit is most appropriate for use with children ages three to five. (Kit description).

This kit is available for free download and was developed by Maryland State Department of Edu…