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Training New Staff

Training New After School Staff: Welcome to the world of School-Age Care!  is an easy-to-use tool for school-age program directors with limited time and resources to help new staff “get up and running quickly” with their responsibilities.

Each section of the handbook provides interactive questions and scenarios which staff can work through independently, along with an Answer Guide that provides possible answers and ideas for responding to scenarios. The book also includes 13 Characteristics of School-Age Staff with the Right Stuff, 22 Things Staff Should Know About Their Job and Program, 10 Ways to Help Kids Follow the Rules, 13 “Back Pocket” No-Prop Activities, 12 Techniques to Diffuse or Reduce Conflict and MORE!

This guide offers a variety of ways to facilitate staff training.  Regardless of how it is used, members will be able to quickly acclimate to their new job with the tools they need to be responsible and nurturing care givers.

Network members can borrow a copy from the Network Resource Library by contacting Marla Berrios at (203) 483-9757 or emailing her at For your convenience, pre-paid return envelopes are included with your library selection.


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