Physical Development in Child Care

Child Care September 27, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Preschool children marching and waving streamers

Physical development is an important area of child development that includes children's physical growth, as well as their increasing ability to control the muscles of their bodies. Children's physical development follows a predictable pattern, but each child grows at his or her own rate. Active play helps children develop their motor skills. Child care programs can support children's physical development by providing safe surroundings, good nutrition and plenty of time for active play and exploration. Learn more about how child care supports young children's physical and motor development by choosing any of the following articles.