Children's Programs

Children's Programs

The City of St. John's would like to congratulate Liam Hickey who brought home a sliver medal in men's
basketball as part of the Para Pan Am Games! Thank you, Liam for being such a great role model for
the children and youth in our communities. Learn more about Liam and his
accomplishments at:
http://paralympic.ca/liam-hickey

 

Are you looking for a HIGH FIVE® quality program that will keep your child active
with programs or activities that are age appropriate and fun? The City of St. John’s
offers a wide variety of programs for children as noted in the links above. For registration
information please click on specific courses.


Early Years:  If you are looking for an opportunity for your young child to be active and socialize, in a safe and welcoming environment, then drop by the Movers and Shakers Playgroup or register for the Active Preschool Program. Staff are trained Early Childhood Educators who will be on site to encourage Fundamental Active Movement and play!

To learn more information on programs offered, please click the Parent and Tot Programs or Pre-school Programs link above.

 


School Age: Check out the seasonal Day Camps, Activity Centres and After School Programs in various locations in the City of St. John's offering a wide variety of experiences such as physical literacy, outdoor adventures, swimming, intergenerational activities and much more. Throughout the year the children enrolled in the After School Programs participate in many unique opportunities such as skiing, snowshoeing, archery, swimming and visiting Retirement Centres for intergenerational activities. Children also participate in initiatives such as the National Pink Shirt Day where the children say ‘NO’ to bullying, and the National Child Day activities.

To learn more information on programs offered, please click the After School Programs or Daycamp and Activity Centre Programs links above.


Preteen:  Opportunities for preteens to participate or learn new skills is also available through the Babysitting and Home Alone programs offered throughout the year.

To learn more information on programs offered, please click the Pre-teen Programs link above.

 


Watch for upcoming Special Events and Family Events throughout the year!
 

Our Leaders/Staff:
Our staff are qualified and dedicated leaders whose focus is to ensure children are provided with a safe and fun environment that encourages physical activity, physical literacy and supports healthy child development. All our staff are carefully screened and require a recent RNC certificate of conduct, vulnerable sector check, standard first aid, CPR and High Five
® Certification. Staff also receive comprehensive training in areas relating to safety, child development, program planning, guiding behaviour, disability awareness and inclusion.  If your child requires support or assistance to participate in the program, please call 709-576-4450 or email inclusion@stjohns.ca.

Feedback from Parents!

Active Preschool: “My daughter is in the Airport Heights program and she LOVES it - can't wait to go each morning. A huge thank you to all of you!”

Day Camp: “Camp was excellent! Very well organized and lots of different activities! Workers were also great, friendly, and respectful to children. We’ll be back again next summer!”

Activity Centres: “This program is the best kept summer secret. The staff were very capable, friendly and sweet and the kids had fun with the variety of activities. We’ll definitely be back!”

After School Program: “We are quite happy with the level of activity at the afterschool program! It is a wonderful thing that they get to spend so much time outside with organized activities.”

Feedback: We encourage your input! Let us know if you have any suggestions for new programs for children!