How do I sign up?
Click on the REGISTER NOW button at the top of the website and complete an online registration form
How much does it cost?
The DADEE program is FREE
When can I attend a DADEE program?
At this stage DADEE runs during Term 4 at primary schools in the Newcastle region. The program will be expanding across NSW from later in 2019.
See here for the latest information on the next DADEE programs.
How long does the program go for?
Over nine weeks, fathers and daughters attend once-a-week 90 minute sessions of the DADEE program together. Sessions usually run from 5.45pm - 7.15pm on a week night during the school term.
Can I do the program with multiple daughters?
Yes, but from past experience we would suggest dads attend with just the one daughter at a time to get the most out of the program.
How old does my daughter need to be to participate?
Your daughter must be attending primary school between kindergarten - Year 6.
Can my family come along to the sessions?
Week 4 of the program is Family week, where you can invite family member along to experience one of the DADEE sessions together. The remainder of the program is for the dad and registered daughter only.
Can I still do the program if I don’t participate in regular physical activity?
Absolutely, the program caters for all fitness levels and abilities. We would love to have you involved.
Can I do the program more than once?
Yes, there is no limit to how many program you attend, however preference will be given to new families.
Do I need to attend all sessions?
Each session covers a different topic - to maximise the positive impact of the program we recommend attendance to all sessions.
Can my daughter still participate if she doesn't have a Dad in her life or available?
Absolutely, we welcome her attendance with a significant male figure in her life. This might be a grandfather, uncle, older brother or trusted family friend.
The program is designed to use male role models as the agent for changing a girls' physical activity levels, sport skills and social-emotional wellbeing. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept daughters attending the program with their mothers (other than for week 4 family week, described above).
Do you have any other programs for younger children?
Yes, Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads engages fathers and their pre-school-aged children to improve family physical activity and nutrition. This program is currently available in the Newcastle region until late 2020.