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Municipality of Leamington “Children in Motion” Programs for Children Under 6yrs. Amanda Smith Manager of Culture & Recreation Services [email protected] 519-322-2337. Overview. Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex Community Need Project Description Sharing our success

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municipality of leamington children in motion programs for children under 6yrs

Municipality of Leamington“Children in Motion” Programs for Children Under 6yrs

Amanda Smith

Manager of Culture & Recreation Services

[email protected]

519-322-2337

overview
Overview
  • Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex
  • Community Need
  • Project Description
  • Sharing our success
  • Sustainability & Future Potential
  • Questions
leamington kinsmen recreation complex
Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex
  • To improve the quality of life of the people who live in, or visit, Leamington and the surrounding area.
  • To provide quality recreation services to the residents of our community, and to provide the services and programs that foster healthy lifestyles and lifestyle choices.
  • Multiple-use recreation facility – pool, arenas, gymnasium, weightrooms, fitness studio, indoor cycling studio, squash/racquetball courts, track
  • An in motion community partner since 2007.
community need
Community Need
  • Program evaluation forms, customer comment cards and customer service survey, the results indicated that we have a gap in our program services - recreation programs for young children, ages 3 years to 6 years were not offered.
  • Specifically in November 2012, a Customer Service Survey asked for Program Suggestions and more programs for children and youth were identified in these comments.
  • Our project partners, who are local champions of sports do not offer programs focused directly on sport activity programs for children ages 3-6 years.
  • A review of programs offered by other community agencies showed no similar programs were being implemented in Leamington.
why did we need funding
Why did we need Funding?
  • Address the programming gap for young children ages 3-6yrs old that focuses on development of movement skills through active play and teaching children a wide variety of fundamental skills, as they participate in a variety of sport activities.
  • To train program instructors/volunteers to develop, implement and evaluate the Children in motion programs, including "Parent & Tot Indoor Soccer", "Teeball", "KinderGym" and "Sporty Tots".
  • Purchase quality equipment that is age appropriate to implement the recreation programs.
  • Create the Children in motion Training Toolkit as a training and implementation guide for future programs.
project summary
Project Summary
  • Hire a Project Coordinator and program staff.
  • Partnerships with Leamington Minor Soccer Association, Leamington Minor Baseball Association and Winstars Gymnastics Club.
  • Purchase equipment and develop resources and marketing materials to support the new programs.
  • In-kind Contribution = $42,125
  • Cash Contribution = $11,312
  • Grant Funds = $32,891 for 2013-2015
children in motion programs
Children in Motion Programs
  • Parent & Tot Indoor Soccer (Ages 2-4)
  • Teeball (Ages 4-6)
  • Sporty Tots (Ages 3-5)
  • Kindernastics
    • Ages 18mths-3 – Parent & Tot participation
    • Ages 3-5 and 6-7 – Child only
  • New Fee $35.00/10week session
sharing our success
Sharing our Success
  • Fall Session – Total participants 62 children
    • 47 registrants in Kindernastics
    • P&T Indoor Soccer & Teeball – 6 part in each
    • Sporty Tots only 3 participants. Learning experience!
  • Winter 1 Session – Total participants 70 children
    • 48 registrants in Kindernastics
    • Increase in Sporty Tots to 8 participants
  • Winter 2 Session – Total participants 104
    • 65 registrations in Kindernastics – new age groups were defined
    • P&T Indoor Soccer grew to 20 participants
    • Sporty Tots increased to 10 participants
sharing our success1
Sharing our Success
  • New revenue = $5,969
    • The most popular program is Kindernastics!
  • It’s all about timing!
    • Kindernastics is successful on Mondays at 5pm, but not 6pm! And definitely no interest on Thursdays at 5pm
    • Sporty Tots had low reg. on Thursdays at 10:30am, but did well at 9:30am
    • All Saturday classes have excelled
  • Unexpected results in other program areas
    • Youth Karate – increased participation
    • Youth Indoor Soccer – increased participation
sustainability
Sustainability
  • Hire and train staff who will be able to continue with the programming
  • Own the equipment – need to budget for replacement and new equipment
  • Children in motion Training & Toolkits (1 for each sport)
  • SWOT Analysis and Program Evaluations
  • Low cost programming
  • Model the Children in motion 10 week program for other sports (ie: lacrosse) in order to develop fundamental sports skills for children ages 3-6yrs
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Funded by the Government of Ontario
  • Dave Orshinsky – Recreation Coordinator for the Municipality of Leamington
  • Jessica George – Project Coordinator
  • Nicole Allison-Schmidt & Bryanna Hunter
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