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January 28, 2010

Practices to Foster and Avoid in Out-of-School Time Programs


To improve outcomes for youth in out-of-school time programs, two new Child Trends briefs highlight 10 practices to foster and 10 practices to avoid.

Among the top 10 practices to foster:

  1. Positive and sustained relationships with caring adults.
  2. An organizational culture that focuses on the whole child, including physical and mental health, as well as academic, social, and emotional development.
  3. Engaging and varied activities
Among the top 10 practices to avoid:
  1. Negative approaches based on scaring children.
  2. Lecturing.
  3. Just focusing on “squelching” bad behaviors.
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