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ERIC Number: ED035464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Story of an After - School Program.
In Washington, D.C. in September 1968, because there were no after-school programs where the staff took responsibility for the children, the National Capital Area Child Day Care Association set up a demonstration program. This report provides an anecdotal record of the program's development. Two rooms were secured in the basement of a school, 50 black, underprivileged first and second graders were selected, and a small staff was hired. The staff included a teacher-in-charge, two assistant teachers, two aides, and a clerk. The initial goals were to keep the child safe, to improve his self-image, to develop his expressive and creative abilities, to work on remedial academic work, and to offer supplementary nourishment in the form of daily snacks. The teacher-in-charge involved the children in projects and trips and encouraged them to learn through doing. However, the problems were many: staffing, inexperience, lack of intra-staff communication, disturbed children, vandalism, and inability to lose the feeling of being intruders in the basement rooms. The program is still in the testing phase but some progress has been made in solving these problems. (MH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Capital Area Child Day Care Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the conference of the National Association Education of Young Children, Salt Lake City, Utah