Professionals who work with school-age children in out-of-school environments often struggle with ways to keep the children engaged in programs that run before and after the structured school day. Children have varied needs, and program staff are often dealing with challenges such as a restrictive environment, mixed groupings, and varied schedules.
Within the context of child development, this edWebinar, based upon the new book of the same title, offers a child-centered approach to developing activities that engage and enhance the program. Participants will explore a number of common challenges along with some possible solutions that can be adapted and applied in their work.
Learning outcomes include:
Review typical learning centers in a school-age program
Explore developmental stages and how child development informs practice
Discuss challenges and solutions related to environment and activities
This edWebinar will be of benefit to practitioners in before- and after-school programs in a variety of settings. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.