Course 10: School-Age Care as a Family Service – Part Two

Certificate Course
CEUs: 0.2
Clock Hours: 2Hr
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The foundation for getting parents involved in school-age programs is to keep parents well informed about what is happening in the program. Quality programs also provide parents with opportunities to make suggestions and give feedback on program services through suggestion boxes, feedback forms, and surveys. When parents are encouraged to have input in the program, they develop trust and confidence in the program and feel a sense of pride and ownership. They are much more likely to participate as resourceful partners with program staff when they know their ideas are welcome and valued. Finally, because parents are all different from each other, it’s important to provide many different opportunities for them to connect with the program. Staff in quality school-age programs recognize that all parents don’t have to be involved in the same way.