ERIC Number: ED443513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
After School Programming: PLAN IT! Indiana's Child Care Collection, Part I [and] Part II. [Videotapes].
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Recognizing the importance of and need for high quality after-school care for 5- to 14-year-olds, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration commissioned a set of 9 School Age Care Technical Assistance Papers discussing the steps in designing high quality programs. This two-videotape set, based on those papers, provides guidance to administrators on how to maximize out-of-school time for students. The first video of the set presents information from Paper 1, "Qualities of Excellent School-Age Care," and Paper 2, "A Guide to Organizing a School-Age Care Program." Featuring footage from actual after-school programs, this video discusses questions to consider when starting/expanding a program, characteristics and needs of school-age children, and the basics of excellence in school-age care. The video also presents information on steps for organizing a school-age care program, including determining admission standards, administration, locations, and finances. The second video of the set presents statistics documenting the negative effects of the lack of supervision during after-school hours. This video also presents information from papers 3 to 9: (1) "Effective School-Age Care Program Operations," focusing on developing an effective organizational structure; (2) "Personnel Issues," dealing with staff recruitment and retention; (3) "Serving Children with Special Needs in School-Age Care," suggesting ways to promote inclusion; (4) "Financial Management for School-Age Care Programs"; (5) "Programmatic Care Options for School-Agers 10 and Older," suggesting ways to meet the unique needs of early adolescents; (6) "Collaborative Strategies for School-Age Care in the Public Schools," outlining the benefits and drawbacks of collaboration with public schools; and (7) "Professional Development in School-Age Care," focusing on ways to provide training support and a positive work environment. (KB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Caregiver Child Relationship, Childhood Needs, Children, Cooperation, Early Adolescents, Elementary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Inclusive Schools, Labor Turnover, Latchkey Children, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Budgeting, Program Costs, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Recruitment, School Age Day Care, Special Needs Students, Staff Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana