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Play On is an adapted after-school program time focusing on physical literacy programs and expressive art programs for children from Kindergarten to Grade 7 with physical disabilities and cognitive disabilities.
Play On has continued to expand from its initial one site to encompass physical literacy programs for children with cognitive disabilities. The programs are run in partnerships with local organizations and qualified individuals who have experience working with people with a disability.
Children in Play On develop fundamental movement skills through fun structured play and adaptable activities that foster greater self-competence in movement. The programs provide a positive outlet for children to express themselves creatively and create a safe environment for children with physical and cognitive disabilities to connect with peers, high school volunteers and adult leaders. They also create further awareness of community based programs and services for children with disabilities.
Through collaboration with school principals and Education Services, participants are identified and invited to participate in these after-school programs. Siblings and family have opportunity to participate alongside students with disabilities as a support for them.
Program runs once a week from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for eight weeks in two seasons, fall and spring. Transportation is provided for those who may need it and are within transport range.
Play On is currently hosted in seven elementary schools with participants representing over 14 schools. Programs are offered district-wide.
The Play On program is made possible by the generous support of the following organizations:
Please visit our Business Development department to learn about ways you can support Play On.