What is the role of the teacher responsible for the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie at the childcare centre?
What is the role of the group leader?
Duties include registering the childcare centre in the contest and entering the accumulated energy cubes on Planet Cube. The teacher responsible for the contest must also communicate the contest rules to other teachers, children and parents. They should encourage everyone to engage in physical activity throughout the challenge. If they like, they can also initiate sporting activities at their childcare centre to increase the number of energy cubes collected.
What counts as an energy cube activity?
The group leader is responsible for totalling the energy cubes accumulated by children and recorded in their logbooks. They transmit the results to the teacher responsible for the contest at the childcare centre on a weekly basis. The group leader can be a teacher or a parent.
Who can accumulate Energy Cubes?
Any group or individual activity that requires physical exertion or raises the heart rate counts toward the accumulation of energy cubes. Examples include tricycle, ball games, walking, obstacle courses, hoop games, skill games, soccer, hockey, seesaw, mini-basketball, jump rope, pool games, snowshoeing, dancing, aerobics, gymnastics, active video games such as Wii Fit and Kinect.
Group and individual activities requiring little physical exertion are not counted toward the accumulation of energy cubes. These include passive video games, card games, board games, water games, playing with dolls, playing with trucks, static games in the sandbox, etc.
Where are compiling tools (child’s logbook, group leader’s tally sheet) available?
- Children and their immediate family (parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters)
- Childcare centre staff and their immediate family (spouses and children)
For the energy cubes accumulated by the family to be counted, the activity must be done with the participating child.
Please note: Trainers, sports team members, extended family members (uncles, aunts, godfathers, godmothers, etc.), pets (!) and others cannot accumulate energy cubes. They are, however, welcome to move to encourage children in their challenge.
How is the average total of energy cubes per child calculated?
The Grand défi Pierre Lavoie provides compiling tools for childcare centres: the Child’s logbook and the Group leader’s tally sheet. These tools are recommended by the Grand défi, and each childcare centre can modify them as needed. These tools can be downloaded from the Toolbox section. The Group leader’s tally sheet must be printed and distributed to each teacher in charge of a group. For more information on recording energy cubes, consult the contest rules.
How are the winning childcare centres chosen?
Calculating the average number of energy cubes per child makes it possible to compare results between participating daycares—which regularly compile their results online using the same system—regardless of the number of children in the daycare.
Average cubes per child:
Total number of cubes accumulated by your daycare ÷ Total number of children in your daycare
What prizes will be awarded to the winning childcare centres?
One childcare centre per administrative region (17) will be drawn at random.
Winners will be chosen based on their participation AND through a random draw, in the following way:
|Average energy cubes per child
|50 to 99 energy cubes
||1 entry (bronze cube)
|100 to 199 energy cubes
||2 entries (silver cube)
|Over 200 energy cubes
||3 entries (gold cube)
How can we be sure that results are accurate?
Regional-level winning childcare centres will receive an exclusive GDPL giant cube filled with objects that promote physical activity and motor skills in children.
We rely on the honesty of those in charge at each childcare centre to communicate their results in a fair and impartial way. Should there be any doubt, the organizers of the Grand défi could ask for a verification in due form.