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HIGH FIVE training provides participants with nationally recognized certification that will support their development as recreation professionals in the industry. HIGH FIVE includes a variety of training modules designed from entry level front-line positions to managers of programs. Learn more about the training below. 

Training for Front-Line Staff

Principles of Healthy Child Development

The Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) is a training that equips front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 4 to 12) with the tools to immediately enhance the quality of their programs. The training provides valuable information, resources, and techniques to ensure that each child's social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs are met. This training includes four additional modules on communicating with empathy, planning quality programs, and conflict resolution. 

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HIGH FIVE Sport

HIGH FIVE Sport on-demand training helps coaches understand healthy child development, what motivates children to participate in sports, and what strategies help them want to continue to play. The training addresses the key barriers girls face in long-term sports program participation. These barriers include a lack of quality, enjoyment, and confidence. All participants receive a certificate upon completion of the training and 3 NCCP points. This training includes four additional modules on intersecting identities, older women in sport, engaging girls aged 9 - 15, and postnatal return to sport. Learn more

This training provides insights into the unique needs of older adults when participating in recreation or leisure activities in municipal or retirement communities. It provides evidence-based approaches to improve the experience of participants by implementing the HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Aging. Topics include ageism, program planning, and the importance that physical literacy plays in sustained long-term health, increased social connectedness, improved general mental and physical well-being and a better quality of life. Learn more.

Principles of Healthy Aging 

Strengthening Children's Mental Health

The Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) is a  training that equips front-line leaders (anyone working with children aged 4 to 12) with the tools to immediately enhance the quality of their programs. The training provides valuable information, resources, and techniques to ensure that each child's social, emotional, and cognitive needs are met. 

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Evaluate your Programs

QUEST Trainings

QUEST training for the Principles of Healthy Child Development is comprised of QUEST 1 and QUEST 2, on policies and program evaluation respectively are designed to help managers and supervisors assess, develop, measure

and adopt a child-focused approach to program delivery. Learn more. 

Becoming a HIGH FIVE Trainer

HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development Trainer

This is a 2-day training designed for individuals interested in training recreation staff.  Having an in-house trainer can be a cost effective way to help your organization improve the quality of programs by making a commitment to continuous improvement in the area of healthy child development and training delivery.

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