Children in Action Motor Program for Preschoolers (CHAMPPS)
Early Childhood

An innovative way to get young children moving—and support development across multiple domains, CHAMPPS is the fun, effective, and research‐based motor program designed for children with diverse abilities in inclusive preschool classrooms. CHAMPPS uses universal design for learning strategies to increase all children's physical activity while supporting key school readiness skills.

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54258 978-1-68125-425-8
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2023 344
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Want an innovative way to get young children moving—and support development across multiple domains? Discover CHAMPPS, the fun, effective, and research‐based motor program for inclusive preschool classrooms. Filling the need for a school‐based motor program designed for children with diverse abilities, CHAMPPS uses universal design for learning strategies to increase all children's physical activity while supporting key school readiness skills, including social, language, and pre‐academic skills.

Why CHAMPPS?

  • Builds essential motor skills. Through fun motor play activities, CHAMPPS teaches and reinforces key skills that are building blocks for many areas of development.
  • Strengthens school readiness. CHAMPPS builds in suggestions for developing school readiness skills across multiple academic and social‐emotional domains.
  • Engages every child. CHAMPPS uses UDL strategies to support the participation of all children—including children with disabilities, who often have motor delays.
  • Reflects evidence‐based practices. CHAMPPS is rigorously researched and informed by guidelines from NAEYC, DEC, SHAPE America, and other leading organizations.
  • Fits into any classroom or program. CHAMPPS is flexible and adaptable, with sample 21‐ and 28‐week schedules that help you adjust lesson frequency and length to suit your needs and the needs of the children in your care.
  • Complements other curricula that are widely used in early childhood settings, including AEPS‐3.

PRACTICAL SUPPORTS:

  • Charts with ideas for incorporating UDL strategies and school readiness skills
  • Activity variations to support inclusion and child engagement
  • Home Activities that enable families to do CHAMPPS activities at home
  • Walk‐Around Cards that summarize activities for quick reference during lessons
  • Visual Support Cards with illustrations that model key movements
  • Skill Leveling Guide for determining a child's skill level and modifying instruction
  • Wall posters that list the activities and songs in each CHAMPPS unit for easy reference
  • Guidelines for choosing books, videos, and classroom materials for motor activities

About the Downloads
About the Authors
About the Contributors
Foreword  Bill Brown
Preface
Acknowledgements


Section I    CHAMPPS Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Supporting All Children's Motor Development

Section II    Get Moving: CHAMPPS Motor Skills Units
Unit 1 Foundational Skills: Body Awareness, Motor Imitation, and Visual Tracking
Unit 2 Walking and Running
Unit 3 Balance, Jumping, and Hopping
Unit 4 Catching
Unit 5 Throwing
Unit 6 Striking
Unit 7 Kicking

Section III    Additional Resources
Skill Leveling Guide
Classroom Inventory for Motor Play Materials, with Website Resources
Website Resources for Musical Motor Activities—Videos
Criteria for Selecting Physical Activity Music Videos
Criteria for Selecting Preschool Interactive Movement Books

References
Index

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Idea charts
Activitiy variations
Home activities
Walk‐around cards
Visual support cards
Skill leveling guide
Wall posters