Healthy hydration habits, starts early!

Healthy water drinking habits can be acquired in a very early childhood. At the age of six months, we can give small amounts of water to babies.

Take the Mr. FunWater Challenge

During the third week of March, along with the Canadian Water Week, is also when Mr. FunWater Challenge starts in daycare and CPE. To help promote water consumption, we invite you to take part in this festive Challenge with your toddlers.

Registrations for the Mr. FunWater from March 16th to 20th, 2020 are now open. Each daycare will receive stickers for those children who participated in the Challenge.

Click here to register your daycare (Quebec only).

Download your tools!

Before the challenge

Course of the Mr. FunWater Challenge :

Promotional posters:

For parents :

After the challenge

Keep the Challenge alive with Tchin-tchin Champions or use any other means you can to  help promote water consumption. Use the Mr. FunWater Challenge supplementary Guide.

Complementary tools for valuing water

A childcare service that promotes water consumption

Encourage children to ask for water regularly, one must promote its value and make it more accessible. Use this graph for inspiration.

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Exemplary Educators

As members of the educator personnel or if you are responsible for Daycare services, you play a key role in developing healthy hydration habits. You are a source of inspiration! Discover how to be a role -model of healthy hydration.

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Other ressources to discover

The initiative of the organisation Extenso, the center or reference in nutrition for toddlers also offers tools for a healthy hydration on their website

What does the government say about water in Daycares?

The Gazelle and Potiron referenced framework, from the Ministère de la Famille, states that educational Daycares services must:

  • favours milk and water for regular child consumption;
  • encourage children to drink water and help promote optimal hydration;
  • provide access to water for children at all times.