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

2.1.4.5: Community Outreach for School-Age Children


The facility should provide opportunities for school-age children to participate in community outreach and involvement, such as field trips and community improvement projects.
RATIONALE
As the world of the school-age child encompasses the larger community, facility activities should reflect this stage of development. Field trips and other opportunities to explore the community should enrich the child’s experience (1).
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
REFERENCES
  1. Taras, H. L. 2005. School-aged child care. In Health in child care: A manual for health professionals, ed. J. R. Murph, S. D. Palmer, D. Glassy, 411-21. 4th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.