The experiences of each and every child is the foundation of HIGH FIVE®'s success as a quality standard. The thoughts, statements, experiences, and perspectives of recreation and sport professionals can be some of the strongest living proof for why HIGH FIVE works.
Offering children opportunities to develop confidence, improve self-esteem and learn about commitment has always been an important part of our program. Hosting a HIGH FIVE®, Principles of Healthy Child Development training at our club really helped to communicate these goals to our staff. It also provided them with practical ways to design lessons that enhance a child’s healthy development and sense of personal success. Anyone who works with children could really benefit from this training.
Our coaches and board members have all participated in the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development training workshop. We are very excited to be involved and feel that our Learn to Skate program has been enhanced by the HIGH FIVE Principles. We can see the benefits of the program as further support for a child-focused learning environment. We would recommend that any sports organization involved with children participate in HIGH FIVE!
You know, we've just opened this $12 million facility and it is more important to us what happens inside of it between our staff and the children than the profile of this building development. We will continually focus on the well-being of children - they are our community's future and HIGH FIVE® has provided us with the tools and processes to do this well and in a way that is grounded in research and leads us to consistent quality.
HIGH FIVE® gives staff a common language to understand that the difference the principles of HIGH FIVE make on healthy child development, and since we’re in the business of building people and recreation, we want to know that we’re doing a good job. Having a quality assurance tool to provide language that’s common no matter where you work in any municipality, in any non-profit organization, that delivers recreation that speak to five common principles is something that we can be proud of.
QUEST 1 training was a great asset to me, it helped me gain a better understanding of how we assess our policies and procedures and what key elements our organization is missing. Once I took the training I felt much more confident in my own abilities to complete our QUEST 1 assessments. This training is essential to understand and utilize this tool to its full potential.
HIGH FIVE® is an absolutely phenomenal program that provides great information and learning opportunities on healthy child development for leaders, parents and coaches in our communities. I would recommend this training as a necessity for anyone working with children in a recreation or sport setting.
The Guysborough Municipal Recreation utilizes the HIGH FIVE® training at every opportunity. The ability to train all of our leaders who work directly with our youth and children with HIGH FIVE, benefits all of the recipients of our programs which are the youth and children in the community. This detailed program demonstrates how training and implementation go hand in hand, and when one also utilizes the evaluation aspect, the program reinforces the best aspects of healthy childhood development.
HIGH FIVE® ensures that children have positive experiences in our program from the moment they enter our facilities. It has given staff insight into the role they play in creating positive memories for these children. HIGH FIVE has also helped to create safe environments where children feel welcome.
Since implementing the HIGH FIVE® training for our student leaders we have seen an increase not only in the quality of program leadership, but also the quality of the basketball skills in our Fastbreak program participants.
HIGH FIVE provides a tangible tool for our student leaders to refer to as often as necessary. The students have indicated they feel the training has really helped them in their role as leaders and coaches in programs for children.
We are very proud of the breadth of programs and services we offer to children and since implementing HIGH FIVE® we can also be assured that we are offering a consistent and high quality product.
HIGH FIVE has given us the tools to create a stimulating and meaningful environment in which children can feel safe and supported – the right kind of environment for learning new skills and making new friends.
By adhering to the HIGH FIVE quality assurance standard, we have also ensured accountability, which is so important for staff and parents. HIGH FIVE training allows staff to excel and pays dividends throughout the organization – but the best results are the smiling faces of the kids who come, eager to participate!