Combining Fitness and Fun: Fighting Childhood Obesity

In 2001, a small daycare opened in Ontario, California, which was co-owned by Krista Davis-Morelos. In 2003, Little Promises Playhouse Daycare moved to the Santa Barbara area. Krista’s facility boasts a healthy and loving environment for children with a focus on the development of a child’s individual learning program. However, what makes Little Promises a unique facility is its attention to physical fitness.

For 30 minutes every Wednesday, the children of Little Promises Playhouse Daycare take part in yoga classes, where according to Krista, they “do actual yoga poses and rally around specific animals. [For example,] we may say they are crawling under a rock and they would do downward dog [a yoga pose]. We incorporate it into an animal so that it is entertaining for them.”

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