Using a Child-Centered Curriculum Approach in Out-of-School Time Programs Workshop
In this workshop, we focus on the importance of helping children build confidence in their abilities and increase engagement in learning using a child-centered approach in afterschool program planning. A child-centered approach focuses on planning based upon children’s interests and unique needs as well as integrating the educator’s talents and interests in planning. Join us as we weave together strategies to support learning by exploring children and educator’s strengths and talents, interests and needs, and program goals. We will also explore how to engage families and access community resources as a comprehensive approach to curriculum planning.
25% of this workshop will address the issues of "diverse learners"
Include children in curriculum planning by asking about their interests and ideas
Use observations of children, other assessment information, and information from families to plan a child centered curriculum.
Share and integrate the educator’s interests and talents in curriculum planning, when possible.
Include family and access community resources in curriculum planning.