Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM CST
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:30 PM CST

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Meeting Room, Sports Arena 
327 Mergens St. NW
Weyburn, SK S4H 1A1

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Tara Heslip 
Southeast Connection 

High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development & Play Leadership 

High Five PHCD is a one-day training will help front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 6 to 12 – i.e. camp counsellor, coaches, swim instructors) improve the quality of programs. It provides in depth training in the HIGH FIVE Principles of healthy child development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members. Topics also include bullying, conflict resolution, physical literacy, children’s mental health and moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Learner Outcomes

At the completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Design an activity plan to enhance a child’s physical and mental health
  • Build healthy relationships in all areas of programming for children
  • Create environments and spaces that foster healthy child development

Resources: Participants receive resources related to healthy child development including the Principles of Healthy Child Development Workbook and Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Toolkits.

Play Leadership Training ensures that Play Leaders have the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and coordinate safe, accessible and enjoyable play opportunities for children. The training consists of 5 modules, each dealing with a core competency for the Play Leader:

  • Working with your Community
  • Engaging all Children
  • Playing with Children
  • Planning for Play
  • Developing your Skills

Upon Completion of the Play Leadership Course, Leaders will: 

  • Understand the requirements to support the aims and goals of their community recreation program.
  • Have the knowledge required to coordinate safe and accessible play opportunities.
  • Develop strategies to address the diversity of cultural, behavioural, physical and personal needs that children possess.
  • Have the skills and knowledge necessary to plan and coordinate free, creative and active play opportunities.
  • Recognize and model the characteristics of a successful Play Leader.

This training has been tailored to meet the unique needs of a variety of different program types, including aquatics, arts, dance and those serving Indigenous children.

Please note lunch will not be provided, please bring a bagged lunch with you.