Your School’s Child-Centered Summer Program: A Practical Guide for Summer Program Directors

Your School’s Child-Centered Summer Program: A Practical Guide for Summer Program Directors
Your School’s Child-Centered Summer Program: A Practical Guide for Summer Program Directors

As Summer Program Director, you likely realize that a summer program provides a valuable educational opportunity for children, as well as many other benefits. Parents of your current students appreciate having the program available for their children, and see it as a valuable service.

A summer program is an excellent source of auxiliary income that lets your school extend its mission beyond the school year and to a greater number of students. It is a wonderful recruiting conduit as well, introducing your school to potential students and giving them a “taste” of what your school offers.

This book provides the guidance you need to streamline your program and truly provide a child-centered service that caters to families and their children.

You will learn:

  • The Benefits of Your Summer Program
  • Your Role as the Summer Program Director
  • How to Define and Plan Your Summer Program
  • The Process of Hiring and Training Teachers and Staff
  • Child Safety and Risk Management Procedures
  • How to Handle Monetary Issues
  • Ways to Market and Promote Your Summer Program
  • How to Use Your Program as a Recruitment Strategy
  • Methods for Assessing Your Program and Planning for Next Year
  • Introduction
  • The Benefits of Your Summer Program
  • Your Role as the Summer Program Director
  • Getting Started: Defining and Planning Your Summer Program
  • Hiring and Training Teachers and Staff
  • Summer Program: Year-Round Schooling and the Third ‘Semester’
  • Child Safety and Risk Management
  • Handling Monetary Issues
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Summer Program as a Recruitment Strategy
  • Assessing Your Program and Preparing for Next Year
  • Conclusion
Image of a teacher and students in class
Image of a teacher and students in class