EPEC (Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum)
Here at New Haven Elementary, we follow the EPEC (Exemplary Physical Education Curriculum). This vigorous and fun program defines the physically educated person according to six standards. Listed below are the standards and skills that are addressed for grades K-5.

Standard 1.
Locomotor Skills:
Gallop
Hop
Horizontal Jump
Leap
Run
Skip
Slide
Vertical Jump
Walk
Object Control Skills:
Batting
Catch Fly Balls
Catch Rolling Balls
Foot Dribble
Forehand Strike
Hand Dribble
Instep Kick
Posture
Overhand Throw
Underhand Strike
Underhand Throw


Standard 2.

Movement Concepts, Strategies, and tactics, as applied to the learning and performance of physical activities:
Beneficial Effects of Physical Activit
y
Body Parts/Planes/Actions
Use of Space


Standard 3.
Regular Participation in Physical Activity:
Aerobics/cardiovascular

Standard 4.
Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness:
Abdominal/Lower Back Strength
Arm/Shoulder Stren
gth
Hip/Lower Back Flexibility


Standard 5.
Exhibits personal and social behavior that respects self and others:
Compassion
Cooperation
Following Directions
Respect for Others
Responsibility
Self-Control


Standard 6.
Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction:
Best Effort
Constructive Competition