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541228 (Softbound)
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978-1-60554-122-8 (Softbound)
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Age Focus: 5-12
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Does your afterschool program have the WOW factor?

Create a high quality school-age program that is exciting, inviting, and reflects the interests, abilities, and needs of the children. Whether your program operates before or after school, on non-school days, during the summer, or overnight, you can create a dynamic environment where everyone will enjoy spending time.

This book is filled with hundreds of ideas—from setting up a quiet reading nook to tackling clutter—reflecting the authors' years of experience and hundreds of visits to a variety of school-age programs. It takes you through all of the considerations that affect your program and then lays out a process to help you improve the three dimensions of a school-age environment.

  • Temporal: Establish schedules, routines, rules, and learning opportunities to meet children's needs
  • Interpersonal: Facilitate the relationships and social interactions of children, staff, families, and the greater community
  • Physical: Create sensory-rich indoor and outdoor spaces

240 pages

About Linda J. Armstrong

Linda J. Armstrong has a broad background in education as a classroom teacher, early childhood program administrator, trainer, consultant and adjunct professor.  She holds three degrees in more..

About Christine A. Schmidt

Christine A. Schmidt is the owner of 2 CR Solutions, Ltd., a consulting, training, and technical assistance company for organizations that serve children birth through age 18. She has worked as a more..