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Children's Active Programming

The Recreation and Athletics department focuses on children's active programming that nourishes kids' love for play and encourages staying active. Our programs are all led by certified coaches and follow a department-designed program plan from the first week to the last. With a focus on gross motor skills and program-specific skills through activities that never involve line-ups or elimination, our programs are fundamentally inclusive. If you have any questions about our active children's programming, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Daniel Eisenkraft Klein, Recreation and Leisure Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Childhood Health)

children playing with hula hoopThursdays, October 19 - December 21, 2017
(Ages 3-5) 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Children are natural movers. CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is the JCC Association’s signature child wellness program. A collaboration with the University of Texas School of Public Health and its program, CATCH is designed to teach children to have fun while exercising and developing locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills.

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Jungle Gym

Woman sitting on the ground while her child plays with a plastic step in front of her

Sundays and Wednesdays
(Ages 3-5) 9:30 – 11:30 am

Enjoy a morning full of play and fun with your family at the gym, set up as a jungle gym for you and your children to explore. One of the best indoor playgrounds in downtown Toronto. We are always pleased to welcome families through our partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (discount available through DSAT). 

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Fit Kids

Five kids standing against white wall laughing. Two of the kids are holding hands.

Sundays, October 15, 2017 – April 29, 2018
(Ages 5-9) 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Build physical and social skills through games and group activities. Fit Kids encourages positive body image and promotes a healthy lifestyle in a non-competitive, social environment. 

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Floor Hockey Academy

smiling child playing floor hockey

Tuesdays, October 3 - December 5, 2017
(Ages 6-8) 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Instruction will focus on individual skills, team participation, and fundamentals of the game such as passing, shooting and stick handling as well as the importance of exercising. Coach: Kassie Roache

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Sportball Jr.

A group of young children face away from the camera while jumping for bubbles

Sundays, April 9 – June 25, 2017
(Ages 16-24 months) 9:30 – 10:15 am

This 45-minute program is a perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time and much more. Although these programs focus more on exploration, children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level. 

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Sportball Parent and Tot

a father crouches and hands his child a basketball

Sundays, April 9 – June 25, 2017
(Ages 2-3) 10:15 – 11:00 am

Parents and caregivers can have a direct hand in a preschooler’s development through our range of Multi-Sport programs. Sportball Junior and Parent & Tot and Multi-sport programs teach children important introductory physical skills and help them develop confidence in their abilities. 

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Sportball Multisport

A group of children jump in the air smiling, with basketballs overhead

Sundays, July 9 - August 27, 2017
(Ages 3-5) 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The programs reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sport and life.

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Gymnasium closure
Thurs. June 29, 6:00 pm to
Mon. July 3, 12:00 pm

 

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