Members of the EXerT Clinic team hosted an educational and interactive physical activity session for parents of children at TCCS that participate in SKIP! - Small Kids in Physical Activity. SKIP! is a program that was designed to promote physical activity and foster motor development in young children from low resourced families by using evidence-based research on pediatric movement, behavioral and developmental science, and physical education. The program began at Columbia University Head Start and Early Head Start with children and their caregivers which has now transitioned to Teachers College Community School (TCCS). Three of the Arthur Zankel Fellows, their sponsor Dr. Carol Ewing Garber, and members of Teacher's College EXerT Clinic held the workshop for the parents of students at TCCS.
The TC Summer Movement Challenge was a community-wide campaign to motivate all current & incoming students, alumni, faculty and staff to “Come Together” and get moving in honor of the Teachers College Class of 2020. Coach Carol Ewing Garber, EXerT Clinic director, and her team of students from the EXerT Clinic were with participants every step of the way as they moved towards the end-of-Summer goal. EXerT Clinic provided tips and suggestions to get (and keep!) everyone moving, including weekly motivational videos, twelve in all! Movers in the challenge “moved” over 45,000 miles around the globe and raised over $11,000 for students.