The Town of Milton has once again been recognized for its dedication to providing exceptional recreation and sport programming for children by becoming HIGH FIVE® accredited.
HIGH FIVE® accreditation is the benchmark for excellence in children’s recreation and sport programming. It distinguishes those organizations that focus on healthy development of children, resulting in programs of the highest recognized levels of quality and safety.
The Town has taken several steps to align its sport and recreation programs with the principles of HIGH FIVE®. A number of these initiatives were recognized through the accreditation process, including:
- The use of “parent cards” to help establish familiarity and foster positive relationships between staff members and parents of participants
- Coordinated training sessions with summer camp and aquatic staff to provide a higher level of safety for children in the pool environment
- The creation of Move More Sports, an affordable programming option aimed at the development of fundamental movement skills
About HIGH FIVE®
HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for children’s recreation and sport. HIGH FIVE® is committed to assisting children along the path of healthy child development by ensuring that recreation and sport practitioners develop a high level of knowledge and expertise in child development; helping parents to make informed choices and providing practitioners with the tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of program quality. To learn more about HIGH FIVE®, visit www.highfive.org.
To learn about the Town’s recreation and sport offerings, visit www.milton.ca.