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HIGH FIVE Living it at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


Summary Outcome - Introduction - How are we Living HIGH FIVE at the Club - Review of Principles - Review of Design Guidelines - Verification Process - Questions

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


HIGH FIVE® Vision

Through sustained involvement in quality recreation and sport activities, all children aged 6 to 12 years are experiencing healthy development.

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


HIGH FIVE® Mission HIGH FIVE® is a framework committed to assisting children along the path of healthy development through: developing and maintaining a high level of knowledge and expertise in child development among recreation and sport practitioners;

helping parents to make informed choices; providing practitioners with the tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of quality.

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


HIGH FIVE® Quality Framework

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


Continuum of Healthy Child Development The Middle Years 0–5 years

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario

6 – 12 years

13 – 18 years


How are we living HIGH FIVE at the Club? Training PHCD • All program leaders and other staff responsible for budget decisions are trained in Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD). ®

It provides in depth training in the HIGH FIVE Principles of healthy child development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members.

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


How are we living HIGH FIVE at the Club? Training Con’t PHCD Review: We implement PHCD review workshops into our fall training and summer orientation schedules.

Quest 2 Training: Supervisors receive practical training on the use of QUEST 2 and will gain access to the HIGH FIVE® database. They will learn how to enter their data into the database to help them continually track their progress as well as identify areas of need. We currently have 10 certified Quest 2 evaluators on staff

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


How are we living HIGH FIVE at the Club? Training Con’t Quest 1: The QUEST 1 online training is designed for managers who oversee children’s programs. It allows us to develop, adopt, and measure, the effectiveness of child-focused policies. We currently have 4 Quest 1 certifiedHIGH staff. FIVE® HIGH FIVE Sport: Expertise in the ® HIGH FIVE Sport focuses on the social, emotional, andemotional, cognitivemental development and social and wellbeing of athletes. The training is based in research and has been development of children 6-12 years designed to help coaches with top coaching dilemmas such asage dealing with parents, keeping the child's interest, ensuring fair play and an emotionally safe environment. HIGH FIVE Trainer & HIGH FIVE Sport Trainer: As certified HIGH FIVE® Trainers we deliver HIGH FIVE® workshops, PHCD and HIGH FIVE Sport (coming soon). We have two HIGH FIVE Trainers. (Bruce & Debbie) HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


How are we living HIGH FIVE at the Club? Evaluation Quest 2 Evaluations: Observing the Child’s Experience Tool The Quest 2 measures quality from the perspective of healthy child development: a quality program is one that impacts development positively. Assessors are looking for the following: • Children are treated in a manner that supports healthy child development • Leaders model positive leadership attributes and encourage positive peer interaction • Children are supervised in a manner that ensures safety at all times • Program planning, environment, equipment and material are developmentally appropriate and supportive for children

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


How are we living HIGH FIVE at the Club? Evaluation Con’t Quest 2 at the Club: • It is the Club’s goal to evaluate 25% of the school age programs each year for each HIGH FIVE category (Camps, Before & After School, Creative Programs, Physical, Drop in- one time events, Licensed Daycare) • At the beginning of each calendar year a program count is completed for each category. From the program count the #’s of programs that need to be evaluated is determined. • The Club strives to evaluate the program within the first two weeks of its session • Every 6 weeks a HIGH FIVE schedule is created and Quest 2 evaluators sign up to evaluate at least one program • After completion of the evaluation the evaluation is reviewed with the staff involved and entered in the HIGH FIVE database. The evaluation is passed along to Debbie for filing and recording purposes. • Coordinators report Quest 2 results in their monthly program reports HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


QUEST 2: Sections Leader to Child Interactions

Child to Child Interactions

Leader to Leader Interactions

Supervision and Safety

Program Characteristics and Supports

QUEST 2 measures the experience of the child by looking at interactions and program factors which influence development. It has five sections.

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How are we living HIGH FIVE at the Club? Evaluation Con’t Leader Appraisals: • Conducted within the first quarter of total contract • Our leader appraisal is based on HIGH FIVE goals and objectives • HIGH FIVE goals are established during appraisal and reviewed on going Quest 1 (Evaluation of Club Policies): • Certified evaluator conducts the Quest 1 evaluation each year • Areas are identified for improvement or establishment of policies • Quest 1 is to be reviewed by all staff

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


How are we living HIGH FIVE at the Club? HIGH FIVE Atmosphere & Environment at the Club HIGH FIVE Leader of the Month: • Each month a HIGH FIVE Leader of the month is awarded based on fellow staff’s recommendations. That staff’s picture is displayed in the hub on a designated board. The staff is also presented with a small token of appreciated. HIGH FIVE Information Board: • An information board describing HIGH FIVE, specifically the Principles and Design Guidelines, is posted in the Hub HIGH FIVE Parent Information Hand outs: • Parent hand outs, describing HIGH FIVE, is available at the front office HIGH FIVE at Staff Meetings: • HIGH FIVE is a standing agenda topic at all staff meetings HIGH FIVE is also on board meeting agendas when applicable HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


How are we living HIGH FIVE at the Club? HIGH FIVE Atmosphere & Environment at the Club Con’t HIGH FIVE Program Reports: • HIGH FIVE, specifically Quest 2 results, are a consistent topic on all Community Services Department program reports HIGH FIVE Encouragement: • Words and phrases of encouragement are displayed throughout the Club HIGH FIVE Marketing and Promotion: • HIGH FIVE descriptions and logos are displayed on Club promotional material, forum, and other documentation

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


HIGH FIVE® Principles A Caring Adult

Play

Friends

Mastery

Participation

HIGH FIVE has identified 5 Principles of healthy child development. The Principles are the components of a successful quality program

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


HIGH FIVE® Principles

A Caring Adult

A Caring Adult who provides unconditional and consistent support is essential during middle childhood. In fact research shows “A Caring Adult” is the most important factor to ensuring a quality experience for children. Children need: • An adult who models appropriate behaviour, • An adult who is respectful and attentive • An Adult who intervenes to protect safety (both emotionally and physically)

HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


HIGH FIVE® Principles Friends

Friends introduce children to a world beyond their family. The research shows “Friends” are the second most important factor to ensure children have a positive experience. Children need: • Opportunities to practice social skills • To feel accepted in a group liked by others • A peer group which models appropriate behaviour

Play Play is the primary occupation of childhood. Children need: • Opportunities for self directed exploration • To be involved in resolving their own conflicts • To use their imagination and be valued for their unique perspectives

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HIGH FIVE® Principles Mastery Mastery is important. Children need: • Opportunities to learn new skills and work on existing skills • To be involved in defining success for themselves • Encouragement and recognition when success is partially achieved, or not achieved at all Participation Participation is key. Children need: • To have an empowered voice • To make choices and do things by and for themselves • To know that their participation is valued and sought • Opportunities for leadership and decision-making HIGH FIVE® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario


HIGH FIVE® Design Guidelines Developmentally Appropriate

Safe

Welcoming of Diversity & Uniqueness

Safe

Design Guidelines are a non negotiable foundation on which the Principles grow and develop. Without their presence all the time, a program cannot achieve high quality.

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HIGH FIVE® Verification Process • Every three years an accredited organization has to complete the revierification process • A verification date is selected by the Club and HIGH FIVE • An objective verifier is selected to verify the Club • Pre documentation is sent to HIGH FIVE and reviewed by the verifier • Verification takes four hours to complete • The verification process includes the following agenda - On-site tour (30 minutes - allow more time for additional sites) - Verification Report/Criteria (1-2 hour – additional time for larger Registered Organizations) - Staff interviews (Executive Director, Program Manager, Board Member, On floor Supervisor, Leader • Evaluation documentation and results are gather • Immediate concerns are noted and addressed with a plan

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