What is HIGH FIVE®?

HIGH FIVE is Canada’s only comprehensive quality standard for children’s sport and recreation and holds true to the following five Principles of healthy child development that our research indicates are essential for quality programs.

  • A Caring Adult

  • Friends

  • Play

  • Mastery

  • Participation

HIGH FIVE’s unique and proprietary approach is built on a Quality Framework, consisting of:

  • Training and Development for staff

  • Program Assessments using the scientifically-validated QUEST 2 Tool

  • Establishing Policies and Procedures to manage risk

  • Creating Awareness of high-quality programs for kids

HIGH FIVE provides an evidence-based approach to quality experiences for kids, empowering them to excel in life.

What does it mean that Rainbow is Accredited?

As a HIGH FIVE Accredited Organization (since 2008), Rainbow’s staff receives HIGH FIVE training, which develops a high level of knowledge and expertise in healthy child development while providing the organization with the tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of program quality.  Research has identified five principles of healthy child development that are essential for quality programs: A Caring Adult, opportunities to Play, opportunities to make Friends, Mastery of skills and Participation. These Principles support quality experiences for children – the kind of experiences HIGH FIVE helps Rainbow to deliver!

HIGH FIVE® and Rainbow Day Camp

For more information on HIGH FIVE® please visit their website at www.highfive.org.

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