|Record #: RNS0009||Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019||Last Full Update: 04 Mar 2019|
|Located In||Spring Garden (Halifax Peninsula)|
|Where To Find Us||
100-271 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd. Rd
Halifax, NS B3N 1L1
|Areas Served||Nova Scotia|
|Contact||Tom Fahie, Provincial Development Coordinator (youth program), Special Olympics NS|
|Description & Services|
|Information||What is Active Start?
Active Start, a program offered by Special Olympics Canada was designed to help develop basic motor and movement skills in children ages two to six years old with an intellectual disability.
Active Start is part of the Long Term Athlete Development Program (LTAD), which falls under Sport Canada’s Canadian Sport for Life Initiative (CS4L). With the ultimate aim of promoting fitness, physical literacy, and well-being, the Active Start component is driven by tenets of human growth and development of the 0 to 6 age group.
230 schools across Nova Scotia are part of the Active Start Program, an initiative approved by the Department of Education and accepted in all 8 School Boards.
For information about Active Start in your area, please contact the Provincial Development Coordinator (details noted above).
|Eligibility||Ages: 2 year(s) - 6 year(s)|
|Tags||Annapolis Valley Connect ; Cape Breton Connect ; Fitness ; Fundy Connect ; HALIFAX ; Health ; Highland Connect ; Promising Practices ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Support Programs ; Volunteer Opportunity|