Diane H. Craft

Diane H. Craft

Professor, Physical Education Department, State University of New York Cortland, USA

Prof Diane H. Craft., is on the faculty of the Physical Education Department at State University of New York at Cortland, USA. Since 1998 she has been promoting developmentally appropriate, inclusive physical activities for toddlers and preschoolers with and without disabilities. She has co-authored four books on developmentally appropriate, inclusive physical activity for young children including Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children. In addition Prof Craft is a past-president of the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities. In 2005, she was recognized as the National Professional of the Year in Adapted Physical Education. A former elementary and high school physical education teacher, Prof Craft is a committed advocate of inclusion. She is currently consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the subject matter expert on Physical Activity in Early Care and Education. In this role she has worked with over 40 states to identify ways to further promote physical activity in early care and education settings.