Tools of the Trade II is a staff-development module that uses a train-the-trainer approach to deliver a comprehensive 21-hour training for after-school program frontline staff and youth workers on incorporating science, engineering, and technology (SET) into after-school programming. Using a hands-on, interactive skill-building approach, it provides tools drawn from best practices to help after-school staff enhance communication, management, and educational delivery of after-school programs.
This webinar highlights findings from a national evaluation designed to discover ways states are promoting youth-adult partnerships and other levels of citizenship. The study’s aim was to gain a better understanding of the challenges and successes encountered by 4-H youth development programs when launching statewide initiatives that engage youth and adults as partners.
Many families today experience a daily struggle to provide food for their children. This is particularly true for families living in poverty and families who have immigrated to the United States. Food security is especially important for children because their nutrition impacts not only their current health but also their future health and well-being.
This 90-minute webinar focused on what it takes to establish parent education programs in prisons and the latest research-based program resources. It is aimed at educators interested in creating programs for incarcerated parents and providing support to nurture relationships between these parents and their children.
The National Extension Parenting Educators' Framework (NEPEF) builds upon the earlier effort, the National Extension Parenting Education Model (NEPEM) (Smith et al., 1994). The NEPEM model established six categories of priority practices and skills to be learned by parents and taught by parenting educators.
This monograph provides information on how advocates might work to build a broader set of allies to promote an early childhood agenda to improve school readiness. It stresses the importance of recognizing the cultures, or cognitive frames, of groups of allies and crafting outreach messages accordingly. Recommendations for advocacy groups are included.
This PowerPoint presentation was part of a webinar on early childhood data systems and the relationship between birth to five policy agendas and early elementary reform efforts. Ralph Smith from the Annie E. Casey Foundation discussed the goals and progress of The Campaign for Grade Level Reading.
Francesca Adler-Baeder, speaking from an extensive research background on families under stress and children’s experiences in diverse family types as well as practical experience working with a broad spectrum of families, highlights ways to better understand families under stress and empower them to nurture their children.
Want to get children thinking about healthy eating and exercise? You can be a part of the good health solution by teaching youth about nutrition and encouraging physical activity. Here is a series of slides with background research and several hands-on activities that reinforce or enhance nutrition concepts.