Researchers examined the extent to which grantees who participated in a training-of-trainers implemented a Head Start program enhancement called I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IM/IL). The IM/IL program was intended to (1) increase the quantity of time children spend in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during their daily routine; (2) improve the quality of structured movement activities that are helped by teachers and adults; and (3) promote healthy food choices for children each day.
Most (96 percent) programs tried to implement IM/IL in the year following training. Two-thirds offered activities to alter the eating and physical activity behaviors of parents, and half did so with their staff. Almost half of the programs reported that they were successful in implementing IM/IL. Staff enthusiasm and training quality were the two most commonly factors contributing to successful implementation.
Report Title: Results from the ‘I Am Moving, I Am Learning’ Stage 1 Survey: Final Interim Report. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/hs/eval_move_learn/reports/stage1_survey/stage1_survey.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Laura Hoard, 202-205-4561
Performer: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
PIC ID: 8944