Chisholm Services for Children is a registered HIGH FIVE® organization, and the recipient of Recreation Nova Scotia’s  HIGH FIVE® Achievement Award 2012.

HIGH FIVE®, founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario, is Canada’s only quality standard for organizations providing recreation and sport program to children aged 6 to 12. Through a quality assurance process, HIGH FIVE® supports the safety, well-being and healthy development of children.  At Chisholm Services for Children we strive to make every activity one that is based on HIGH FIVE® principles and design guidelines, contributing to healthy child development both physically and emotionally.

HIGH FIVE® is based on a simple set of Principles, identified by research as essential for healthy child development; these are:

  • A Caring Adult — fostering positive relationships with adults
  • Friends — using strategies to help children make friends
  • Play — identifying strategies to keep play in recreation and sport activities
  • Mastery — supporting children to achieve success and a feeling of accomplishment
  • Participation — creating program environments that maximize participation

HIGH FIVE® principles are rooted in three design guidelines which include the following:

  • Developmentally Appropriate
  • Safe
  • Welcoming of Diversity and Uniqueness

HIGH FIVE® The best way to play.

For more information about HIGH FIVE® please visit www.HIGHFIVE.org

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