Caring for Our Childen (CFOC)

Chapter 2: Program Activities for Healthy Development

2.1 Program of Developmental Activities

2.1.4 Program Activities for School-Age Children

2.1.4.4: Planning Activities for School-Age Children


The facility should offer a program based on the needs and interests of the age group, as well as of the individuals within it. Children should participate in planning the program activities. Parents/guardians should be engaged and their work commitments should be honored when planning program activities.
RATIONALE
A child care facility for school-age children should provide an enriching contrast to the formal school program, but also offer time for children to complete homework assignments. Programs that offer a wide range of activities (such as team sports, cooking, dramatics, art, music, crafts, games, open time, quiet time, outdoor play and learning, and use of community resources) allow children to explore new interests and relationships.
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home