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Principles of Healthy Child Development-C (online)

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, HIGH FIVE® has created the Principles of Healthy Child Development-C (PHCD-C) online training. PHCD-C provides those working with children ages 4 to 12 with the essential knowledge about the physical, social, emotional and cognitive attributes of each age and stage of a child’s development. Learn more about PHCD-C here.

Cost: $30 plus HST/GST

Register here.

There are registration options for individuals as well as for organizations that would like to bulk order this training for larger groups.

HIGH FIVE recommends that learners be 16 years of age or older.

Recreation NL is the Authorized Provider for HIGH FIVE in Newfoundland and Labrador.

HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only comprehensive quality assurance program for children’s recreation and sport programs. Using a systematic approach to quality assurance, HIGH FIVE is designed to promote the healthy development of children 6-12 years old. Based upon Principles of healthy child development, HIGH FIVE combines training, assessment tools, resources, public education and collaboration to ensure children have the best possible sport and recreation experiences.


Importance of Quality Programming

When a child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met, they are more likely to have a positive experience. That’s why it is vital that leaders working with children aged 6 to 12 understand what those needs are and how they can be met using a child-centerer approach.

In Recreation and Sport settings, children learn skills and values that last a lifetime:

  • Cooperation
  • Fair play and justice
  • Physical activity
  • A love of the outdoors
  • Artistic expression

Children who participate in quality recreation and sport programs gain:

  • Creativity
  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Competence
  • Cooperation

Learn More: Quality Matters Report

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Pam Mills
Recreation Newfoundland & Labrador
Phone: (709) 729-0569
Email: pammills@recreationnl.com