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Part of a state-wide network of referral agencies, Child Care Connection serves Mahoning, Medina, Portage,

Summit, Stark, and Trumbull Counties in Ohio.

Information for School-age Providers

Winter  Edition 2005

Have a question about School Age Care?
Need information, resources, or assistance?
Call Ann Meager,
Child Care Connection’s
Out of School Time Specialist,
at 1-800-407-5437.
Ann can also be reached by email :

Extending Learning: When The School Day Ends

Learning doesn’t have to end when the regular school day does.
A quality After School program can easily be an extension of the learning that takes place during school….and providing a child with opportunities for extended learning is really easier than
one may think.

The U.S. Department of Education ‘s “Promising Practices” provides a list of characteristics of quality school age programs that help children extend their learning beyond the school day. These include:

*  Careful planning and design of the program and curriculum.

*  Connections and collaborations with the school system, teachers,   and administrators.

*  Organized and efficient management and staff.

*  Parent communication and involvement.

*  Community involvement and use of local resources.

*  Professional development and opportunities for ongoing training.

*  Non biased, culturally diverse and sensitive programs.

*  Tutoring and homework help sessions.

(Source: US Dept. of Education Planning and Evaluation Service)









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