ERIC Number: ED114197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Program Planning for 6-12 Year-Olds in Day Care Centers: The Record of a Pilot Institute on Planning and Developing Creative Programs for School-Agers' Growth Through Play.
This pamphlet offers guidelines for directors and teachers interested in providing good after-school day care programs for children 6-12 years of age. The typical school-age child served by after-school programs in New York City is described in the introduction, and the importance of creative play is emphasized. Topics include: (1) the role of the director, particularly in reference to evaluating teachers through classroom observation and providing for inservice workshops; (2) the selection of basic equipment and supplies appropriate for a flexible, creative, low-cost program; (3) the problems inherent in dealing with restless children after school; and (4) the role of the teacher in providing the proper physical and emotional environment for children. Suggestions are given for expanding after-school programs into potential learning centers which build upon children's pre-existing interests and provide both indoor and outdoor activities. Outlines of three workshops designed for directors are included in the appendices along with a bibliography. (ED)
Descriptors: After School Day Care, After School Programs, Child Development, Classroom Techniques, Day Care, Elementary Education, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Play, Program Development, Resource Materials, Space Utilization, Staff Role, Student Centered Curriculum, Workshops
Division of Child and Family Welfare, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Inc., 281 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10010 (Paper, $1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, New York, NY.