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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

Physical Activity for Early Years (0 to 4 years)

As a parent, guardian or caregiver, you can make a big difference by encouraging the children in your life to engage in active play.

Daily Physical Activity

Video – Introduction to Physical and Health Literacy

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) shows us what a healthy 24-hour period looks like – including physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep recommendations.

More information coming soon!

Other Resources:

  • Have a Ball: Includes over 100 activities and games to get children under six (6) moving!
  • Active for Life: Contains resources for parents to help their kids develop physical literacy.
  • ParticipACTION: Information about physical activity benefits and guidelines across the lifespan.

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

Please continue to our website for more information about our programs and services.