HIGH FIVE - Principles of Healthy Child Development

This 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

Date: March 7, 2020

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Cost: $85

About the facilitator; Catharine Edwards:

Catharine is PacificSport VI’s General Manager and has worked with the organization for over 15 years. She champions Physical Literacy Training and Development for Teachers, Coaches, and Recreation Professionals, and has been involved with coaching for the majority of her life. Catharine also oversees PacificSport VI’s Multi-Sport Programs for children aged 4-12, as well as the After School Programs offered in primary and intermediate schools across the district.

After over 20 years of coaching in Ontario and New Brunswick, Catharine became the first Head Coach of the PacificSport Regional Synchro Swim Centre in Victoria. Catharine is a graduate of Physical and Health Education from Queen’s University, and is an NCCP Level 3 Coach. Her other coaching qualifications include NCCP Learning Facilitator Competition, Introduction Synchro Swim and High Five, Master Coach Developer in Synchro Swim, and Fundamental Movement Skills.

Catharine is also very active in the Dragon Boat community as the chair of the High Performance Committee and as an official with Dragon Boat Canada. She is currently a paddler on the Nusa’Lon Dragons Women’s Competitive Team and is a Community Coach at the Nanaimo Paddling Centre.

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