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Best Care Out of School Time

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Best Care Out of School Time (formerly 4-H Afterschool) is a dynamic professional development program that is geared toward anyone that works with school aged children. The focus of the professional development is to target those who work with kids during the hours they are not in school. This could be a pick-up program after school and before parents/guardians get off of work, or even a summer program that keeps kids during the day. In addition to great professional development, providers will have access to quick activity lessons that they could use with their kids. 

Best Care Out of School Time (BCOOST) is great for day care or preschool centers that pick up school-aged children, 4-H adult volunteers in charge of clubs or working with 4-Her's, summer programs keeping kids while parents are working, and so much more! This professional development program is FIVE hours of professional development and activity lessons that out of school time professionals can use with the kids in their program. 

The 2019 BCOOST professional development topics are: 

  • Experiential Learning in Out of School Time
  • Importance of Play
  • Youth Engagement

Some examples of the activity lessons available with the 2019 BCOOST course are:

  • Citizenship: Voting with Your Feet
  • Healthy Living: Outdoor Games
  • Healthy Living: Is That a Fact?
  • STEM: Red Cup Challenge
This program will be available ONLINE in Fall, 2019!