We love what we do!
Incorporating a little more physical activity in your day and helping young children make healthier choices is what Healthy Start / Départ Santé (HSDS) is all about. Our little health promotion project, now in its fourth year of implementation, is ready for another busy fall season and will continue to dot the province, one childcare centre at a time! After a productive summer preparing our APE Kits (Active Play Equipment) and loading up all of our training resources – the HSDS team is ready to hit the road again and visit new communities across Saskatchewan.
Fall Healthy Start trainings
Our training sessions are booking up quickly and we are looking forward to meeting with prekindergarten teachers, childcare directors, educators and cooks for our personalized trainings – which are offered directly in childcare centres or classrooms. We share a world of fun physical activity ideas, easy tips to help children become more confident movers, and wonderful how-to’s in providing healthy meals for active (and sometimes picky) 3-5 year-olds!
Where can you expect Healthy Start trainings this year? We will be delivering our high-energy workshops in Yorkton, throughout the South East region, Swift Current, Regina, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Nipawin and the North West. Thanks to several keen Healthy Start community trainers, we will be able to connect with more centres and prekindergartens throughout the province. Our goal is to reach at least 70 sites before the end of December. Don’t miss out on this free-of-charge professional development opportunity! We hope you will take part in this fantastic early years health promotion movement before our spots run out! Contact us soon!
Who should you contact if you are ready to become a Healthy Start centre or school? Tracy – Regina / Southern SK Coordinator [email protected] or Erica – Saskatoon / Northern SK Coordinator [email protected] You can always reach us toll-free at 1-855-653-7454.
Coming your way soon … We’ll keep you posted on up-coming news and events as we get ready to share results from our comprehensive evaluation study which will help to illustrate how the Healthy Start project impacted early learning settings, young children and their caregivers in both Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Again, thank you to all centres that participated in the project study!