SPARK was designed to be more inclusive, active, and enjoyable than traditional PE classes, and more than 30 years for research and dissemination support the achievements of those original goals.

SPARK digital members now get full access to the FIRST physical education curriculum & assessment app!
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SPARK is a complete program made of four key components!


Early Childhood Curriculum

"What To Teach"

Designed to provide high energy, academically integrated, enjoyable activities that enhance motor development and school readiness skills in children ages 3-5.


Professional Development

"How To Teach"

Teacher training is designed to provide a working knowledge of SPARK’s unique content and instructional strategies. Teachers leave motivated and ready to “SPARK-up” their students for a lifetime of good health!


Equipment Sets

"Tools To Teach"

Expert-selected, high-quality, content-matched Gopher equipment provides you with everything you need to execute the SPARK Early Childhood program!


Free Lifetime Support

Once a SPARKer, always a SPARKer!

For a program to work and last, ongoing consultation must be provided. SPARK is committed to extensive follow-up via their unique “SPARK Stars” institutionalization model, offering FREE lifetime support through toll-free number and e-mail consultation, a monthly webinar series, social networking opportunities and a monthly eNewsletter that includes SPARK updates and teaching tips.

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Early Childhood Curriculum Features

The world's most evidence-based physical education program designed for After School!

Positive Learning Environment Unit

This unit supports a physically and emotionally safe place for all children to be active. These lessons help youth build positive relationships, enhance communication skills, and provide opportunities to work cooperatively to solve challenges. These team-building activities reinforce skills children will use all year-long such as positive peer interaction, encouragement, trust, and teamwork.  

11 Print + 4 Digital Units!

The instructional units are aligned with the SPARK Yearly Plan. Receive updates for free with an active subscription!

Over 360 Activities!

The Early Childhood curriculum, available in a new enhanced lesson plan format, includes more than 360 high MVPA, easy to learn, and easy to teach activities that your youth will love. 

An Evidence-Based Curriculum That's Proven to Work

View articles that prove the dramatic results achieved by early childhood programs that have implemented SPARK programs.


Likert scale rubrics for Motor, Cognitive, Social, and Personal Development are included in every instructional unit. And now, you can assess children with the SPARK App!

The SPARK Early Childhood curriculum also includes the following teacher resources:


Contains the music you need to teach SPARK including warm-up music, interval music, and all songs to instruct SPARK dances.

Skill and Station Cards

Skill Cards may be used as teaching aides, for stations in a circuit, or in combination to create movement routines. English/Spanish

SPARK digital members now get full access to the FIRST physical education curriculum & assessment app!

Early Childhood Curriculum Units (180+ Lesson Plans)

Instructional Units:

Digital Only Units

All SPARK Early Childhood Lessons Include:


Indicates the learning objectives the lesson addresses.

Teaching Tips

Pointers from SPARK Early Childhood specialist who have taught the lesson before.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies

Shows lesson’s alignment with CASEL’s SEL competencies and related social skills.

READY, SET, GO! Format

Lists equipment/materials needed, describes set-up prior to instruction, and includes ready-to-read activity description that states instructions and directions.

Reflection Questions

Questions encourage reflection on the lesson and allow for assessment of knowledge and understanding.

The Right Fit

Modifications and suggestions for limited space, activity variations, and inclusive strategies for children with developmental delays and disabilities.

Academic Integration

One of 6 types (art, literacy, math, music, nutrition, and science) of Academic Integrations included in each lesson. Use as academic enrichment tools before or after a SPARK lesson, or during circle time.

Family Fun

Ideas you can share with parents/guardians to promote physical activity at home.

SPARK is trusted by schools around the world!
What are some saying?

“SPARK is such a wonderful program. It brings physical activity alive! The Title 1 Early Childhood staff and children enjoy their physical activity journey each and every day.”

-Yvonne Jones, Title 1 Early Childhood Program
Memphis City Schools Memphis, TN

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