ERIC Number: ED329400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
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P.M. Academy: A Latch-Key Alternative.
Hull, Jill; Osborne, Pat
With over half of mothers of school-age children in the labor force, there is a growing need for after-school child care. This paper describes an after-school program in a small Kansas elementary school. Of a total school enrollment of 270 students, 120 are enrolled in the after-school program. Activities include story telling, crafts, computers, quiet room, Spanish club, math club, cooking classes, refreshments, and outside play when weather permits. The program is free. Two teachers direct the program, and volunteers help with many of the activities. For educators considering an after-school program, specific advice is offered on costs and funding sources, handling facilities conflicts, transportation options, staff and duties, focus of the program (babysitting versus educational experience), discipline, and program planning. A list of possible activities, sample monthly schedules, and a form letter about discipline problems are included. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Rural and Small Schools (12th, Manhattan, KS, October 29-30, 1990).