There are a lot of reasons to join this early years health promotion program:
Yes! We’re looking for childcare centres and prekindergarten classes that would like to join our movement!
Saskatoon / North Coordination
1-855-653-7454 (Toll free)
220 – 308 4th Avenue North
Saskatoon (SK) S7K 2L7
Regina / South Coordination
202-2050 Cornwall Street
Regina, SK S4P 2K5
Pavillon J-Raymond-Frenette (MJRF)
100 rue des Aboiteaux
Moncton (NB) E1A 3E9
Thanks to our funders, we’re able to offer the training and resources free of cost! Training occurs outside of regular care hours so that all staff may participate. Staff wages and meals are not covered by the project and are the responsibility of the centre. However, we are on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education’s list of eligible training agencies and topics, so you can apply for one of their Professional Development Grant to help cover some of the costs. For more information on the Professional Development Grant, see the Ministry of Education’s website.
Training is the “how-to” of the Healthy Start implementation. You can choose between a 3-hour or a 5-hour high-energy, dynamic session, delivered on-site. The workshop will give your childcare centre or prekindergarten staff the chance to explore the Healthy Start resources. You will have the opportunity to discuss the importance of increasing healthy activities for young children in your centre programming.
The more the merrier! We include:
Yes, as Healthy Start is an evidence-based program founded on best practice. All centres participate in evaluating and providing feedback to some degree! However, the comparative study – the part of our program that evaluated the effectiveness of the Healthy Start program is now complete. This study will allow us to measure our progress, the quality of delivery and ensure continuous improvement. Results of our evaluation will be shared in upcoming months. For more information on the evaluation, please check out our page on the Research Study.
- Educator (SK)
Since the children often choose the activities, they are excited to play them.