This self-study course is meant to explain the laws which impact out-of-school time programs and the varying responsibilities that go with them. There are examples of real life situations and suggestions for best practices. Resources are provided for finding additional information.
This course will explore the philosophies of successful inclusive school age programs.
Designing program strategies that enable participants with special needs to be successful requires individualized, focused attention. Building an inclusive program is an ongoing process, one that demands communication, creativity and partnerships.
Inclusive programs share many common traits, among them the attitudes of the staff and participants. Attitudes about the equity of all program participants and their inherent worthiness must be the foundation for all program decisions. Programs that strategically address personal growth and set individual goals contribute to viable outcomes for all program participants.
This course will define harassment as well as examine common views about bullying and the types of bullying. The course will look at ways to talk to children about harassment and effective methods for responding to bullying behavior. The course will also examine how bullying can impact a child´s self esteem and how intervention strategies can be used.
Before and after school, youth and community based programs for children/youth ages 6–12 are dynamic environments that provide opportunities to include participants with a wide range of skills and abilities. This self-study course will examine administrative procedures, program designs, and adaptations to support inclusion in youth and school age programs.