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What is PACE?

PACE (Physically Active Children Excel) is a community play-based physical movement program for children from diverse backgrounds, ages 4-7 years. PACE provides opportunities for children to develop basic movement patterns, and gain confidence in their physical, social and cognitive abilities.

Mission:

The PACE program is to provide young children from diverse background opportunity to develop their basic movement skills and become confident, life long movers through a fun, play-based learning environment.

Values and Principles:

Physical Literacy:

Children will begin to understand the importance of movement, and develop the confidence and self assurance to engage in physical activity across their life span.

Capacity Approach:

Children will understand better 'what they can do' and utilize their physical capacities to support their daily activities.

Advocacy:

Children will have increased opportunities at school and in their communities to reach their full potential.

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How is the PACE program structured?

  •  PACE is offered one morning a week at Mount Saint Vincent University, and runs for approximately 60 minutes from start to finish.
  • PACE utilizes the Active Start framework designed by Canadian Sport for Life. Active Start focuses on teaching young children's basic movement skills through play-based learning.
  • PACE is delivered by Child and Youth Study and Education students. All students are trained and have certification in Active Start, NCCP certified.
  • The ratio of children to instructors is 2:1.
  • PACE incorporates adaptive physical education practices to help children succeed in the learning setting.

Upcoming Events:

We are currently looking for student volunteers for the academic year 2018-2019. If you are a CYS student and would like to volunteer

with PACE on a Thursday mornings (10:00am-12:00pm), please contact Sarah Reddington or sign up on the  PACE volunteer sheet

posted outside EV 341. PACE is an excellent hands-on volunteer opportunity for you to learn about movement education and

gain experience working with young children from our community.  Click HERE for additional details on PACE.

Contact Us:

For more information, contact Dr. Sarah Reddington, Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Youth Study, at msvu.ca

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