ERIC Number: ED346958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Club: A School-Age Program Guide for Directors.
Sisson, Linda G.
This handbook for administrators of school-age day care programs offers guidelines on implementing Kids Club programs. Kids Clubs coordinate family and public school resources to meet elementary children's needs for adult supervision and guidance when the children are not in school and their parents are at work. The handbook consists of seven chapters. Chapter 1 focuses on the physical environment, providing guidelines for designing and using space for school-age children, a checklist of health and safety considerations, and a list of tasks involved with maintaining the environment. Chapter 2 deals with Kids Club activities by explaining the concept of a child-centered curriculum and outlining a variety of age-appropriate activities that Kids Club administrators can offer. Chapter 3 covers Kids Club daily routines and substitute schedules, attendance, no-shows, transitions, and group meetings. Chapter 4 presents a full-day planning checklist for days when children do not have school and a planning checklist for field trips. Chapter 5 provides information on supervising paraprofessional staff, and a checklist and handouts for orientation of new staff on such topics as parent/staff interaction, supervision of children, health and safety, and maintaining the environment. Chapter 5 also covers delegation of responsibilities, coaching and feedback, setting goals, performance evaluation, disciplinary procedures for problem employees, and substitutes. Chapter 6 offers instructions on communicating with parents. Chapter 7 lists resources and deals with logistical concerns. (AC)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Check Lists, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Learning Activities, Parent School Relationship, Personnel Management, Play, School Age Day Care, School Safety, School Schedules
School-Age NOTES, P.O. Box 40205, Nashville, TN 37204 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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