A version of this brief was published in September 2021. This brief was updated in January 2023 to reflect revised projections for Boston’s population.
Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners at the Boston Public Health Commission worked with the CHOICES Project Team to model the potential implementation of a strategy that provides training opportunities and resources for early child care educators to implement actions in their programs to encourage physical activity. This strategy could reach 18,200 children over 10 years. Per day, each child would engage in 7.4 additional minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.