State Public Health Grant & SPARK
Click Here to download a detailed document that will explain how you can use SPARK to align with the goals of the CDC State Public Health funding. This document also shows SPARK alignment to CDC’s "Long-Term Measures for Addressing Physical Activity and Nutrition" and CDC Prevention Outcomes.
Click Here to read how North Carolina successfully implemented the SPARK Programs to fight childhood obesity state-wide.
Click Here for CDC’s report “School-Based Physical Education: An Action Guide”. This document may provide guidance in determining your community’s approach to increasing physical activity. SPARK is mentioned throughout the report as an evidence-based program that increases the quality and quantity of activity for all students.
Click Here for CDC’s Strategies to Improve Quality Physical Education. SPARK is cited throughout the report and aligns perfectly with the two key strategies to increase student time in MVPA during PE class: 1) Implement a well-designed curriculum and 2) Provide teachers with appropriate training and supervision.
SPARK is presented in scope & sequence, and provides alignment for PreK-12th grade curriculum. Click Here to view the complete Scope & Sequence. Click Here to view the SPARK state standards alignment.
Click Here to view a document showing how the SPARK Early Childhood program aligns with the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS).
Click Here for SPARK’s alignment to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program and PALA+ for Physical Education and After School programs.
Click Here for the National Physical Activity Plan’s policy ideas and recommendations for Education, Parks, Recreation, Sports and Fitness.
Contact SPARK (800-SPARK-PE or email@example.com). We'll ask you a few questions, learn about your current program, and listen to your vision for creating a healthy community. Together, we'll create a program that will work and be sustainable.