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Module: 1.2.2 Shared Space 101

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This module was developed as part of the California Department of Education/Child Development Division School-Age Training Project and was revised in 2017 to incorporate specific language, examples and tips for summer and year-round learning programs.

Afterschool programs share space and facilities that are used by other people and for other purposes during the school day.  Learning how to accomplish this in a collegial, congenial way is essential for effective programming. 

In this training participants will:

Content Overview:


Participants look at sharing space from several different viewpoints and record their brainstorming on T-Charts. This will help them to consider different perspectives in dealing with shared space.


This activity has participants look at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats the their program confronts daily as the share space with others at the site. This will allow them to begin making positive changes to their programs in more creative ways.

Shared Space Agreement

Participants will look at how to negotiate, set-up and implement a Shared Space Agreement to create a win/win for all concerned.

Creating An Action Plan

Focuses participants on next steps in sharing space effectively and collegially.

Training Length: 2 hours

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