Physical Literacy & Early Childhood: Bringing it to Life!

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 3:34pm


Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 3:30pm


Komoka Wellness & Recreation Centre/YMCA

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Children are born with the capacity to move, but not the skills. Just as learning the alphabet is a step in learning to read, learning fundamental movement skills, such as balancing, throwing and catching, is a step towards an active life.  Children who are given daily opportunities to learn these skills are more likely to develop physical literacy.

On March 9, 2016 at the Komoka Wellness & Recreation Centre/YMCA, Healthy Kids Community Challenge for Middlesex County is hosting an event - Physical Literacy & Early Childhood: Bringing it to Life!  

Participants will learn:

  • about the concept of physical literacy
  • how supporting a child in developing physical literacy in the early years can promote overall development & lay the foundation for an active life   
  • the effect the environment and staff within centres have on facilitating physical activity participation and physical literacy development
  • how to bring physical literacy to life through various physical literacy enriched activities

And, receive a Tool Kit filled with resources and tools to support efforts in respective centres! 

For more information on the program click on the following links: 

Who should attend?

County of Middlesex providers who  support County children 0-6 years including:

  • Child cares
  • Ontario Early Years 
  • Library 
  • Teachers/ECE
  • After school programs
  • Recreation and Sport
  • Community leaders/champions

For more Information:                       

Nadine Devin, Project Manager, Healthy Kids Community Challenge,

How to register?

This event is free and will include lunch.  Space is limited. Please wear comfortable attire and shoes.  

You can register by clicking on the following link


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