Training for After School Program Staff

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Video, 3.5 minutes

This presentation looks at the positive ways after school programs impact children between six and 12 years old, seven strategies to build a child-friendly space, tips to keep children engaged, and more.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Video, 5 minutes.

This presentation looks at the fundamentals and principles for program planning, offers useful tips, and provides links to tools and resources.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Video, 3.5 minutes.

This presentation looks at what it means to engage youth in after school programs, why it is important, how to create a youth-friendly space to help meet seven developmental needs of youth, and characteristics of a good youth leader.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Full presentation, 48 minutes.

This workshop looks at a new online tool that promises to assist in training, programming, problem solving and finding resources. Presenters also discuss how on-the-ground service providers are ensuring excellence in after-school programs.

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This workshop looks at community guidelines for creating inclusive programs, defines diversity and looks at why it is important, different parts of a person's identity, recreational programming for diversity and inclusion, and more.

Video, 8 minutes.

This video looks at why nutrition is important, Canada's Food Guide basics and examples, tips on how to choose healthy choices following the Guide, eight tips for shopping for healthy foods, how to read nutritional labels, and other low/no cost food options.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Claire Hibbert, Registered Dietitian

Video, 4 minutes.

This video discusses what resiliency is, how to understand it for ourselves and how to incorporate it into our after school programs.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Webinar, 50 minutes.

This informative and engaging session centres on how to recruit, retain, support, supervise and evaluate front line after school staff.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Presenters Anna Sturino of the St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club and Jennifer Drummond from the beyond 3:30 program

Video, 6 minutes.

An after school program is beneficial to teamwork. The goal of the program should include making each child feel included in the group and a part of the program. Understanding the five stages of Group dynamics - Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning - can help make this happen.

In this presentation each stage will include:

Video, 10.5 minutes.

This presentation looks at

  • Who is the middle childhood child
  • Impacts on middle childhood
  • Maslow’s theory of children’s basic needs
  • Seven domains of development

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content provided by YMCA of Ontario

Video, 5 minutes.

This video demonstrates effective communication tools that after school staff can use when speaking with parents regarding an issue or concern. 

Video, 5 minutes.

This video demonstrates effective tools that after school staff can use when addressing a participant’s aggressive or challenging behaviour.

Video, 6 minutes.

This video demonstrates an important tool that after school staff should introduce when working on making good choices and problem solving amongst peers as well as participants.

Video, 5 minutes.

This video demonstrates key strategies when resolving conflict one-on-one or in a group setting. These strategies can be applied towards conflicts that involve any individuals, staff and participants included.

Webinar, 1 hour.

This webinar looks at principles and design standards of High Five, the need for emotional safety, two critical reasons why children do not engage, why children facing these issues are a ticking time bomb, how to help, rules and barriers to engagement, engagement strategies, and more.

See also slides from the webinar.

Presenter: L.J. Bartle, Director of the High Five National Standard at Parks and Recreation Ontario.

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