Making After-School Cool Podcast

EP 86: Now is the Time to Finalize Your Summer Program Ideas

April 25, 2022

If you have not before now made plans for your summer camp you are running a little late. Therefore, the topic of this week’s episode is “the time is now to finalize your ideas for a great summer program.”  For the last couple of years, I’ve discussed with Kristin Miller, our summer camp expert and founder of eteachingme, to provide advice for parents concerning selecting the right summer program for their kids, as well as guidance for summer camp staff with planning a fun, safe and great summer camp

During this podcast you will learn:

  1. Lessons learned from dealing with COVID the last few years?
  2. Factors parents should look for when considering the type of summer program, they may want to enroll their children?
  3. What are benefits for kids when they attend summer programs?
  4. What are the main components summer program practitioners should include in their summer program?
  5. What types of training do program staff need to have access to prior to the start of their placement in a program site?
  6. Even though Covid numbers have decreased, what are some best practices staff should implement when hosting a summer program this year?

 

Guest

Kristin Miller is an author of many educational resources and has over 18 years of professional and direct experience in early education, including classroom teaching, tutoring, and presenting workshops. She is a professional curriculum writer, and self-publisher of eTeachingMe.  eTeachingMe is an online early childhood curriculum for parents, and educators to use when teaching children aged 1 to 5 years old. She also has experience planning and operating summer camps and is a valuable resource for parents, and summer program staff with creating a positive summer experience for children. 

 

Resources

Kristin Miller

 www.eteachingme.com

Mike Wilson

mwilson@hcde-texas.org

Harris County Department of Education

https://hcde-texas.org

CASE for Kids

https://hcde-texas.org/afterschool-zone

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