Active Start and FUNdamentals are designed to teach children with special needs the fundamental movement skills and fundamental sports skills they need to enjoy an active lifestyle.
Active Start is for children 3.5-7 years old and targets skills such as running, jumping, catching, throwing, kicking, striking, balancing and body awareness.
FUNdamentals is for children 8 – 12 years old and focuses on improving the ABCs of movement – Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed while introducing several common sports. Children are introduced to sport rules, ethics and basic tactics. Activities are non-competitive and fun!
These programs are open to children with all special needs. Active Start programs are offered in Cambridge and Guelph. Active Start and FUNdamentals programs are offered in Kitchener and Waterloo. WRFN runs programs in the fall, winter and spring. Please contact Krista McCann for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-886-9150 ext. 2.
WRFN is a proud 2016 recipient of an RBC Learn to Play grant! The RBC Learn to Play Project provides grants to local organizations and community groups that are building the physical literacy of Canada’s kids and youth.
RBC Learn to Play Project grants are funded by RBC and the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered by ParticipACTION with support from Canadian Sport for Life.
Learn more at www.RBC.com/learntoplay.
“It means so much to us to have this class and environment available to us.” - Parent of Active Start participant
MEET OUR COACHES:
KERRY AMYOT, Guelph
Kerry Amyot graduated from Brock University with an Honours Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Following the completion of two degrees, she went on to get her Special Education Part One to further her passion to work with individuals with special needs. Kerry has coached the Active Start program in Guelph and will continue to coach Active Start in Guelph and now in Fergus as well.
STEPH HOULBERG, Waterloo
Stephanie Houlberg is the coach for Active Start and FUNdamentals Waterloo location, and previously in Kitchener as well. She completed a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, which explores the scientific study of human movement. Steph was the Assistant Coach for our programs for two terms before joining on as a coach in the fall of 2014. She is excited to facilitate fun activities and skills to get the kiddos moving and having fun!
Steph has lived in different countries her whole life. She was born in Venezuela, and has lived in the US, Costa Rica, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico, and England. Since coming to university, Steph has been fortunate to work in a number of exceptional positions at Toronto Rehab, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Homewood Health Centre, and in a start-up focused on stroke rehabilitation. She currently works as a stroke rehabilitation therapist and support worker.