What makes a successful after school program? What are the elements that you should look for when enrolling your child into an after school activity?
Besides, the obvious advantage learning something new, good after school programs incorporate many elements that further build the development of the child.
Development of social skills is one of the more important goals of a good after school program. It is important that children learn to respect and get on with children outside their immediate circle of friends and expand their social skills.
Many children find it hard to make new friends and get along with people outside their group.
Good after school programs also place emphasis on security and safety. It is important that children are kept out of trouble and safe.
A good after school program should be fun, especially when the children are young. If the activity is entertaining, you will not have to worry too much about keeping them interested or motivated.
To be most effective, programs should be organized and structured. They must also suit the age of the child. The child must understand the purpose of the program, and have a sense of acclomplishment.