april, 2021

22apr1:00 pm2:15 pmActive Play: Helping Children Bounce Back from the PandemicJoin us to learn how active play and physical literacy can help young children bounce back from the pandemic.


Event Details

How active play and physical literacy can help young children better cope with stress, build resilience, and begin a healthy lifestyle.


About this Event:

When young children engage in physical literacy and active play every day, they are better able to cope with pandemic stresses, build resilience, and begin a pathway for a healthy and active life. In partnership with  Active for Life, Families Canada is offering an “Active Play and Physical Literacy” webinar for practitioners that will highlight learnings from a recent study in childcare centres.

Physical Literacy programming was found to be easy and inexpensive to implement with many benefits for children, their families and ECES. Register to learn how you can enhance daily physical literacy and active play in childcare settings. Certificates of participation will be provided to those who complete the live webinar.


  • What physical literacy (PL) and active play looks like in the early years
  • The benefits of PL and active play for children, educators, and families
  • Suggestions to “infuse” PL into activities indoors and out
  • How to get children moving again and active for life

Recommended Participants:

  • Families and caregivers
  • Family support practitioners
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Child care centre administrators
  • Licensing Officers
  • After school program leaders and administrators
  • Sport and recreation program leaders and administrators

Cost: $10


Dawne Clark, PhD, Early Years Physical Literacy

Dawne is Professor Emerita in the Department of Child Studies and Social Work at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She has been teaching and researching in the early childhood field for over 45 years. To support ongoing research addressing child and family well-being, Dawne, along with former students, created the Early Years Physical Literacy Research Team (EYPLRT). The EYPLRT focuses on physical activity and literacy for young children and their educators. The Team develops and tests resources, offers workshops and presentations, and strives to impact policy. Dawne partnered with Active for Life to conduct a Physical Literacy Proof of Concept study to provide evidence that engaging in daily physical literacy programming can provide multiple benefits for young children, educators, and families. Dawne has three grown children and is thrilled when she can spend time with her three grandchildren!

Richard Monette B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A.

In his 30-year career, Richard has demonstrated the ability to generate creative and applied solutions in education, athletics, and business. Richard is the managing director of “Active for Life”, a world-leading initiative dedicated to engaging the grassroots in developing physical literacy in children. Richard is also part of the leadership at B2ten; a privately funded organization that supports Canadian Olympic athletes in achieving success on the world stage.  As well, Richard is a sport psychology consultant to Olympic and professional athletes.


(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm


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