Activities for Children in After School Programme (workshop)

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSVS1EC4061

Semester and Year Offered: Winter Semester-4, Year-2019

Course Coordinator and Team: Fariha Siddiqui, Dr Sunita Singh and Sheetal Nagpal

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Pre-requisites: The course focuses on the job role of supervisor (Level-6) in an early childhood centre. The course is meant to be offered to those who have specific knowledge and skills related to Day care facilitator (Level-5) offered in 1st year and skills of supervisors offered in semester-3 of the programme


The specific objectives of the course are to help students:

  • Develop professional skills of successful entrepreneurs
  • Reflect on the personality of entrepreneurs
  • Plan inclusive learning environment for the diverse learners
  • Learn practical skills to engage diverse learners

Course Outcomes:

After completing the workshop, students will be able to:

  • Provide hands on experience to students for their development as entrepreneurs of early childhood centres
  • Create inclusive settings in a day care centre
  • Plan and conduct activities with children of diverse age groups and abilities.
  • Demonstrate skills to engage all children in afterschool program
  • Build positive relationships in children and staff at the centre

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

3. Activities for children in after school programme

A day care centre/crèche may often have children of a range of ages (from infants to adolescents) and abilities and thus, make the task of a facilitator or supervisor challenging in planning, organizing and creating activities for children. In this workshop, the focus will be mainly on developing activities for older children.




Suggested readings


Design spaces for different age-groups

  • Design of indoor and outdoor space for small and large group activities

Ollhoff, L., Olhoff, J., & Newman, R. (2012).Keys to Quality: Afterschool Environments,

Relationships, and Experiences: A Best Practices Guide. Harrisburg, PA: The Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Pennsylvania Early Learning Keys to Quality.



Equipments and resources

  • Use of equipment and materials for infants, toddlers and older children


Engaging children

  • Explore indoor and outdoor games
  • Set-up innovative centres for older children


Routines and practices

  • Establish routines and practices for infants and toddlers
  • Establish routines and practices for older children


Engaging families

  •  Explore community resources



Assessment Type



In class participation and attendance



Short in-class assessments



Term end Assessment