A physical activity and well-being programme for early childhood education
The goal of the national Joy in Motion programme is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to partake in and enjoy physical activity every day within an active environment. The programme has been put together through collaboration with a network of experts. In line with the national regulation, local plans shall endeavour to ensure that physical activity is a natural part of the operational culture within early childhood education and everyday pedagogical activities.
Joy in Motion programme is a part of the larger national Finnish Schools on the Move programme. Strategic management of the Joy in Motion programme is the joint responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education. The programme is being monitored and supervised by LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health.
Joy in Motion materials