Active for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social initiative that helps parents and educators give children a healthy start in life through the development of physical literacy. To this end, Active for Life has created Active Play to help Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) engage children in physically active play every day. Through the use of short informative videos, Active Play is designed to show how to set up and run a variety of engaging physical activities and environments that promote movement in the early years.
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Active for Life gratefully acknowledges the following early years centres and educational sites for their assistance in producing the Active Play activity videos, including providing filming access for their programs, acquiring participant consents, and sharing their strong commitment to active play in the early years.
Centre ON y va Pain Court, Pain Court, ON
EarlyON Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, Mississauga, ON
EarlyON Forest Program, Wheatley, ON
ELCC Program, Aurora College, Yellowknife, NT
Growing Together Family Resource Centre, Chatham, ON
Mildred Hall School, Yellowknife, NT
Revelstoke Child Care Society: Stepping Stones and Corner Stones, Revelstoke, BC
Windermere Early Learning Centre, Edmonton, AB
Yellowknife Playschool Society, Yellowknife, NT
The Power of Active Play video
Clark, D., Paxton, B., Hodder, K., & Kim, M. (2021). Supporting Young Children Post-Pandemic: Benefits of Daily Physical Literacy in Canadian Child Care. International Journal of Social Policy and Education. Vol. 3, No. 9; September, 2021.