Kids in The Spotlight

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This summer we are running FITS programs based on the KITS philosphy. As we look towards future programming please add yourself to the WAITLIST by emailing register@haven.ca.  We have brought some of our programs Online and are adding new offerings regularly, https://haven.ca/haven-online-stay-connected-digital-delivery

In this very popular program, children learn about themselves and each other while working together on a creative musical production. 


Denise Goldbeck, with a team of youth interns, leads a multi-age group of children through a creative process that culminates in a special show. Participants of the program leave with: a better sense of self by seeing where they fit into the developmental spectrum; a mind well exercised after having explored their creativity and learning to cooperate; and strong connections to other participants and leaders of the program.
Children learn:

  • Self understanding
  • Mutual cooperation and respect
  • Social understanding
  • Leadership skills
  • How to support others
  • How to contribute to the success of the group

In an optional, complementary session, caregivers learn about:

  • Child development (their own and their children’s)
  • The developmental aspects of the program

The program combines a variety of group exercises, activities and discussions where children explore moral lessons, their own behaviours, and the behaviours of others in a non-judgmental setting. Use is made of theatre, music, dance, drama, and stage creation to facilitate group cooperation and learning. Older children support younger children in dances, songs, and dramatic scenes. Youth Interns assist with the program and act as role models for younger participants. Children stay at The Haven with a parent or guardian.

Notes for parents and guardians – you are expected to attend the opening session on the first evening of the program, the performance on the last evening