Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Physical Activity (Available in English and Spanish)

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Physical Activity is a free online training course developed and maintained by state-approved trainers* at the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition.

This course provides information for early childhood professionals about the importance of providing physical activity to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in their care. This training will also highlight how engaging children in physical activity can help early learning providers earn points for Early Achievers, Washington’s quality rating and improvement system.

Training Site Access and Updates

To access this course and all trainings in the series, create a free account on the Nourished and Active in Early Learning Trainings website. You will sign up once and use the same account for all courses.

This is an updated version of our previous Let’s Move! Child Care: Physical Activity training. While the majority of content has remained the same, this updated version includes new information on fundamental movement skills and new features like discussion boards, resource pages, and automated Completion Certificates. 

STARS Credits*

One (1) STARS continuing education hour in Health, Safety & Nutrition can be earned by completing the Healthy Kids, Healthy Future: Physical Activity online training. The training should take about 1 hour to complete.


This online training is FREE thanks to support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health.


Contact us at with questions about this training.


*The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) manages the State Training and Registry System (STARS) through the Managed Education and Registry Information Tool (MERIT). STARS trainings provide state accredited continuing education hours for early learning providers. MERIT is an online professional development tool to find and track STARS training hours.

Publication Date: January 14, 2020

Author(s): Tori Bradford

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