The Magical World of Afterschool 2022: It’s All About the Relationships!
Mike and Chelsea Ashcraft, Children’s Choice
In 2020, we experienced fundamental changes in the needs children and families have from afterschool programs. After more than a year of hand washing, mask wearing, and social distancing children need positivity, relationships, and a sense of belonging more than ever before. During hybrid and remote learning children have experienced relationships only through a device where they are often “on mute.” In 2022, it is time to Unmute! Now more than ever before, children need to have their voices heard. Learn new and innovative methods to truly listen to children and allow their needs and wants to drive afterschool programming. Learn how to increase novelty, challenge, and empowerment which drive the development of competencies and increase student motivation.