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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

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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Alerts:

1) Our offices are temporarily closed to the public to allow us to respond to COVID-19 demands. Phone lines remain open. Please access our media release for more information.

2) Returning travellers must self-isolate for 14 days and contact Public Health if symptoms of COVID-19 develop.

If you have returned from travel anywhere outside of Canada, you must self-isolate for 14 days and immediately contact Public Health or your local health care provider if you develop symptoms of COVID-19. Earlier this month all travellers were asked to self-isolated when they returned to Canada. Effective March 25, the federal government made this isolation mandatory under the Quarantine Act to better protect our most vulnerable citizens. Each of us must make the responsible decision to follow the advice of health authorities. It’s in everyone’s best interest to do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19.