CIPA Research Team
What is stay active?
The Stay Active program has ended!
Please review the resources and previous newsletters to learn more about the Stay Active program. For questions, please contact the Stay Active Team.
We recognize the challenges children, parents, and teachers are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges result in fewer opportunities for children to be physically active, so the Stay Active program seeks to provide new opportunities to fill these gaps.
Stay Active is a classroom based physical activity (CBPA) program implemented by the Children's Mercy Community Impacts on Physical Activity Team in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
why stay active?
Physical activity provides extraordinary benefits to children. In addition to supporting physical development and disease prevention, physical activity improves mental and emotional health and learning and cognition. Teachers often notice improvements in students’ attention, learning, and positive behavior in the classroom.