Course Description

The training will provide education on how to implement physical activity for infants and toddlers. This is a Step 2 training for the Child Care Physical Activity Health Code ordinance for licensed child care facilities in the cities of Fargo and West Fargo, North Dakota.

13-1110 — Physical Activity requirements
60 minutes per day for children 12 months and older, supervised tummy time for infants, and safe setting for infants to facilitate physical activity.

Participants will learn how to promote and implement age appropriate and safe physical activity for infants and toddlers. The training will also provide education on implementing supervised tummy time for infants.

Learning Objectives

  • To acknowledge the importance of daily physical activity for infants and toddlers.

  • To describe developmentally appropriate activities to promote infant growth and development.

  • To be able to give examples of appropriate indoor and outdoor physical activities for toddlers.

  • To recognize the impact of screen time on infants and toddlers.


  • Hours/Credits/CEUs: 1.00 Hour
  • Tier: Registered - Not for Career Pathways Placement
  • Course Type: Approved Clock Hours
  • Applies Toward: General Course 
  • Core Competency Areas: Health, Safety, and Nutrition (1 Hour) 
  • CDA Subject Areas: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment (1 Hour)

Who is this Course For?

  • Directors of child care facilities
  • Center staff of childcare facilities
  • Family/Group who care for children
  • Infant or toddler child care providers

What Ages are Addressed in this Course? 

  • Infants (0–18 months) 
  • Toddlers (19–36 months)

Need Help? Contact Us.

Cheryl Stetz, Community Health Educator
Fargo Cass Public Health
1240 25th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: (701) 241-1367

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome!

    • Welcome and Training Overview

  • 2

    Training Guidelines & Health Code

    • Training Guidelines & Health Code

    • Let’s Review Our Terminology

    • Daily Physical Activity for Infants + 5 Guidelines

    • 5 Physical Activity Guidelines for Infants

    • Training Guidelines & Health Code Quick Review

  • 3

    Part 1: Physical Activity for Infants

    • Part 1: Physical Activity for Infants

    • Characteristics and Needs of Infants

    • Activity Examples

    • Ways to Encourage More Infant Activity

    • Physical Development Benchmarks

    • Play Space Guidelines

    • Part 1: Physical Activity for Infants Quick Review

  • 4

    Part 2: Physical Activity for Toddlers

    • Part 2: Physical Activity for Toddlers

    • Daily Physical Activity for Older Children

    • Activity Guidelines for Toddlers

    • 5 Physical Activity Guidelines for Toddlers

    • Toddler Characteristics

    • Toddler Benchmarks

    • Toddler Play Space Guidelines

    • Ball Play Activity: Example from Local Center

    • Outdoor Play Safety Guidelines

    • Physical Activity Review

    • Physical Activity for Toddlers Quick Review

  • 5

    Part 3: Screen Time

    • Part 3: Screen Time

    • Screen Time

    • Screen Time Quick review

  • 6

    Course Complete!

    • Thank you for completing this course!

Enroll and complete this free online course today!