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Working with School-Age Children


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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Where Are Our Children After School?
  • Chapter 2 A View of the Field: School-Age Care and Youth Development
  • Chapter 3 Developing and Ensuring Program Quality
  • Chapter 4 What Does It Take to Work with School-Age Children?
  • Chapter 5 Theories of Child Development
  • Chapter 6 The Adult's Role in Socialization and Development
  • Chapter 7 Concerns Facing Today's Children
  • Chapter 8 Understanding and Guiding Children's Behavior
  • Chapter 9 Environments of School-Age Children
  • Chapter 10 Cooperative Program Planning
  • Chapter 11 A Health and Fitness Curriculum: Fighting Back Against Childhood Obesity
  • Chapter 12 Engaging Children in Indoor Activities
  • Chapter 13 Engaging Children in Outdoor Activities
  • Chapter 14 Working with Older School-Age Children and Teens
  • Chapter 15 Developing Partnerships with Families, Schools, and the Community
  • Chapter 16 Administrative Issues: Licensing, Policies, and Personnel
  • Appendix National Afterschool Association Code of Ethics
  • Index

About the Author

Marlene A. Bumgarner is a college instructor and consultant who works with schools and afterschool programs to develop high quality experiences for children and staff. For many years she was a single parent and depended on school age programs to provide her four children safe and nurturing care while she was at work. As the need for afterschool programs grew in her community and the nation she was drawn into the world of lawmaking, fundraising, and advocating for the needs of school age programs. She developed courses and certificates at her community college and participated in professional development workshops and seminars resulting in more than 50 colleges doing the same. Both personally and professionally, Dr. Bumgarner continues to be committed to improving the quality of out of school time for all children and is a frequent conference speaker.Mary Hoshiko Haughey has worked with children and youth in YMCA program and administration for 37 years. Mary is currently the Vice President of Operations for Youth Development and Social Responsibility with the YMCA of Silicon Valley. In this role, Mary provides direct leadership and support to over 105 child care, after school, and day camp programs throughout Silicon Valley. Mary is passionate about education and uses innovative YMCA programming to help close the achievement/opportunity gap through after school and summer programs. She builds collaborative relationships with school districts to create out-of-school time education and enrichment programs, manages federal grants in health, nutrition, food security and afterschool, develops staff resources and materials, writes foundation grants, and supervises the youth development department. Mary is active at the state and national level in achievement gap work, afterschool and summer food policy and speaks at national conferences on these topics. Mary has been a child development college instructor for 13 years and is passionate about working with students in the child and youth development fields.

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