Welcome to the ZzzPower™ Program!
Canada's first elementary school-focused initiative for school districts to champion the importance of healthy sleep and its direct link to learning and mental well-being.
A refreshingly practical way for children to become fully engaged in their life. This program was created
for K–2 students by a teacher-doctor-mom team because we see the potential in all kids.
PILOTED AND VETTED IN BC
evidence-based and inclusive
ALIGNS WITH BC CURRICULUM
Created by a teacher, doctor, and mom team
preventive & proactive mental health strategy
Championing Sleep Literacy
Our goal is that every child in our district would have The Quest for Rest: Polly & Pickles book in their hands as they pass through Kindergarten/Grade 1.
The Surrey School District is going to make the ZzzPower™ Program available to all of our elementary schools. We believe that educating K-2 kids and families about proper sleep patterns is a first step towards mental and physical health and well-being. Unlike many programs that parents and families have to “buy into" ... ZzzPower™ looks to engage kids in something they do naturally every day—sleep!
Dr. Daniel To,
District Principal, Education Services, Surrey Schools
for better health
A refreshingly practical and science-based way to help children become fully engaged in their lives.
Kids need to learn to rest so they can be their best—and this low-cost, effective classroom initiative is the perfect stigma-free entry point to sleep literacy. The lessons require minimal preparation, easily slot into teachers’ schedules, and include at-home activities to ensure every student’s family supports their quest for rest!
The ZzzPower™ Program …
aligns with BC curriculum
has been piloted and vetted in BC
is evidence-based and inclusive
amplifies existing SEL learning
is a preventive and proactive mental health strategy for schools
includes 4 turnkey lessons to drastically improve students’ sleep habits
was developed by a teacher-mom-doctor trio
is built around The Quest for Rest, a groundbreaking book on healthy sleep
Target audience: Kindergarten to Grade 2 students
Length of program: 1 month
The ZzzPower™ Program
New approaches in science and medicine have demonstrated that learning to sleep well is as valuable as learning to read and write. Through this program, children quickly absorb and understand how healthy sleep gives them an important power-up for their emotional, physical and mental development.
Understanding the ZzzPower™ Program
The one-month program is a concise and effective curriculum that can easily be adapted into quick, engaging lessons by school teachers. The bonus? It provides fun solutions for healthy sleep that children are enthusiastic about and can do in a few minutes each week at home.
The ZzzPower™ Program Advantages
Improved sleep has been linked with
better heart health
fewer sick days
better food habits
The ZzzPower™ School Kit Includes:
An evidence-based manual that consists of four units for K-2 children
Enough copies of the book The Quest For Rest for each child to take home for the duration of the program
Once-a-week at-home activities
Helpful resources online
School certification: ZzzPower™ Sleep Zone
Classroom wall poster: ZzzPower™ Song
A Pickles the Hedgehog stuffy (helps facilitate class discussions)
Support and mentorship for program duration
Classroom launch tips and content-based activities