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Active Start and FUNdamentals are two programs designed to teach children with special needs the fundamental movement and sports skills needed to enjoy an active lifestyle.
Active Start is for children 3.5-7 years and targets skills such as running, jumping, catching, throwing, kicking, striking, balancing, and body awareness.
FUNdamentals is for children 8-12 years and focuses on improving the ABCs of movement including Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed, while introducing several common sports. Children are introduced to the rules and tactics of sport through a variety of activities.
These programs are open to all children who face barriers to participating in community sport and recreation. No diagnosis is required.
Program Locations and Dates:
Waterloo - KidsAbility (500 Hallmark Dr.)
Mondays, October 15 to December 3
Active Start - 6:00-6:45pm
FUNdamentals - 7:00-8:00pm (FULL)
Guelph - St. Joseph's Catholic School (10 Guelph St.)
Tuesdays, October 9 to November 27
Active Start - 6:15-7:00pm (FULL)
Cambridge - KidsAbility (887 Langs Dr.)
Wednesdays, October 3 to November 28 (No class October 31)
Active Start - 5:00-5:45pm
Kitchener - The Family Centre (65 Hanson Ave.)
Saturdays, October 13 to December 15 (No class November 3 or November 17)
Active Start - 9:00-9:45am OR 10:00-10:45
FUNdamentals - 11:00-12:00pm (FULL)
Registration opens August 27th and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Krista at [email protected] or 519-886-9150 ext. 2 for more information or to register.