Early Childhood

Offerings for practitioners and children aged 0-5

Developing physical literacy is an essential part of healthy child development.

Children who are exposed to a multitude of movement experiences in a variety of environments are more confident and competent movers, thus giving them a greater chance of remaining active throughout their lifespan. The first five years of a child’s life are the most important in terms of development as the brain is busy growing and creating neural connections with each new experience. The more a child moves their body in different ways, the more connections that are created and the more the child explores those movements, the stronger those connections become building a strong foundation for future learning and development.

Workshops for Practitioners

Designed to help leaders in day care and day home settings develop physical literacy for the children in their care.

Participants will…

  • Develop an understanding of what physical literacy is and why it’s critical to healthy child development
  • Explore skill progression and ages as they relate to skill development
  • Discuss the importance of play in the early years and how to assess and manage risk
  • Understand the importance of connecting with nature and how to facilitate time in nature
  • Learn how to motivate and build confidence in the early years

No two workshops look the same! When you contact your local Coordinator, we will get to know the needs of your group and customize the workshop from there. Pricing may vary in different regions of the province.

Our workshops are practical, hands-on learning opportunities. Each session includes research updates, opportunities to get active and experience concepts and ideas, along with facilitated discussion and opportunities to network.

Active Sessions for Kids

Contact your local Be Fit For Life Centre to see if they offer direct programming for children in early childhood. The Be Fit For Life Network works to build capacity of local practitioners delivering physical activity programming. If you’re looking for quality programs in your area, we will connect you with someone in your community who can help.