What makes a good afterschool Richmond hill program?
“Different kinds of afterschool richmond hill programs are like different fruit–some have lots of A, some lots of C, while others are fairly empty of vitamins,” says Jean Grossman, PhD, an economist and senior vice president for research at Public/Private Ventures, a national think tank that focuses on helping children and youth thrive.
- Help the child develop strong, positive relationships with adults.
- Build on the child’s strengths rather than focus on his or her weaknesses.
- Provide an environment that helps the child develop positive relationships with peers.
- Give child challenges they can rise to.
- Provide enriching, creative activities they can participate in.
- Give child opportunities to develop leadership and decision-making skills.
- Focus on the developmental needs of the child by nurturing teens’ autonomy at the same time the programs lend them guidance.
- Provide all of these opportunities over the long term.
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