A program of Lutheran Social Services in western North Dakota and Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership in eastern North Dakota

ChildcareAlive! Screen Time

Best Practice: No screen time for children under 2 years. For ages 2 years and up, strive to limit to 30 minutes per week during child care, and work with parents and caregivers to ensure that children have no more than 1-2 hours of quality screen time per day (as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics)

In today’s society of ever-increasing technology, limiting the amount of time a child spends in front of a screen is no easy task. However, limiting a child’s exposure to television, computers, and other devices is key to healthy development and staying active. Excessive screen time may take away from exploring, playing, and interacting with others – all of which are important for a child’s development. Check out these resources to help you keep screen time to a minimum at your setting.

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