Preschoolers Learning and Active in PlaY

2017-09-13 00:23:22 | BioPortfolio


The overall aim of this proposal is to develop and test early childhood education setting-based physical activity (PA) interventions that are innovative by using wearable technology to facilitate monitoring, feedback and motivation for physical activity across multiple levels (child, parent, educator). We posit that our intervention strategies will promote behavior changes in parents and educators, leading to greater awareness and communication about physical activity, more active play opportunities, and ultimately more physical activity for preschoolers. In the R21, we will test the acceptability, feasibility and initial efficacy of three 6 month early childhood education setting- based, multi-level interventions to promote preschoolers' PA using wearable technology and additional behavior change techniques to engage educators and parents. The results of this study will inform a larger intervention trial.

Study Design


Physical Activity


PLAY, PLAY Parents, PLAY Teachers


Not yet recruiting


Seattle Children's Hospital

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-09-13T00:23:22-0400

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