Module: 1.1.8 Meeting the Needs of Children and Youth
This module was revised in 2016 to incorporate social-emotional learning, character building and Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California as part of CalSAC's work with the Expanded Learning 360/365 project.
During this training, participants will learn the importance of meeting the social-emotional and developmental needs of children and youth, and strategies to make sure that their needs are being met.
In this training participants will:
· Gain a theoretical background to help understand the needs of children/youth
· Learn several strategies to determine if the needs of children/youth are being met
· Be able to gather and analyze information to improve program effectiveness
Meeting the Needs Key Concepts
Participants will review the concepts to be prepared to meet the needs of children/youth in their programs. Setting a vision, planning strategically, engaging the children/youth and determine program effectiveness.
Participants will learn about Erik Erikson’s theory of children’s needs and reflect on how school-age care programs can use it to help meet the needs of children and youth.
Is the Program Working?
Participants will learn several strategies to determine if a program is effectively meeting the needs of children/youth.
Evidence of Effectiveness
Participants will discuss how to gather information, determine what information to gather, and how they will use the information they gather to strengthen programming.
Participants will apply their new skills and knowledge to re-evaluate a scenario.
Training Length: 2 hours