This week schools and programs nationwide are celebrating all that afterschool professionals do each day! It's a time to recognize those who work with students during out-of-school hours, including community partners, afterschool program staff, and youth and child care workers.
As a childcare director, one of your main goals is to deliver successful and engaging programs for students. That means managing registration, taking payments, and communicating with parents are all vital and equally important.
Afterschool programs play an essential role in boosting academic performance, promoting physical health, and creating a safe environment for children of working parents. If you're a teacher or director who operates one of these programs, you know how much work goes into keeping children engaged.
Here are five websites we found that are packed with tons of free (and fun!) activities for kids: