HIGH FIVE®

HIGH FIVE® Training

HIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's programs. Before HIGH FIVE®, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime.

The HIGH FIVE® Team identifies the following outcomes as the purpose of using quality scanning tools:

  1. Enable children to develop as considerate, co-operative, and caring individuals who show concern and respect for themselves, for others, and for their communities
  2. Help children, when they are ready, to become competent in the areas that interest them most, by providing high-quality leadership, hands-on and self-directed learning, and a healthy view of competition
  3. Enable children to be expressive and creative by encouraging them to use their imagination, to explore, and to experiment
  4. Provide positive role models, as well as opportunities for children to be leaders and role models for others
  5. Provide child-centred individual and group activities that are fun and enjoyable
  6. Help children achieve success in order to build their self esteem and confidence, taking into account that they must be ready before they are challenged
  7. Provide children with the opportunity to develop relationships with non-parental adults and peers in a safe environment
  8. Help children learn and experience ideas and concepts such as responsibility, decision making, independence, problem solving, team building, and self management
  9. Help children learn how to use leisure time positively and develop a lifelong commitment to physical activity and healthy living
  10. Provide children with hands-on experience with nature so that they understand and appreciate the natural world
  11. Enrich children's lives and help them develop new interests and skills by exposing them to a wide variety of diverse and stimulating experiences and
  12. Enable children to feel a sense of emotional well being, belonging, and security.

HIGH FIVE® training certifies CSRCs to be able to measure and track the quality of their programs. These assessments are part of the reporting requirements for the NC&SRCP, but the main objective is to help CSRCs identify areas within the structure of their programs where they can make positive changes to enhance the experience of children and youth!

While this is a required training for new CSRCs – we are open to accepting other interested participants from your community.

Visit NC&SRCP-TRAINING for upcoming training opportunities!