Before-and-after-school programs can offer programming and activities based on the needs of the community and participants in the program. This must include active play that is developmentally appropriate and can accommodate fitness levels and interests of students in alignment with HDLH principles. Programs may also provide snacks, academic assistance, arts and cultural activities that promote inclusion, knowledge of other cultures or creative pursuits, and personal health and wellness education (e.g. anti-bullying, body image, fostering resilience), among others. How Does Learning Happen? and related resources including Think Feel Act: Lessons From Research About Young Children, Empowering Children in the Middle Years, and Excerpts from ELECT are available online. (What Parents Need To Know – Before-and-After School Programs (Kindergarten – Grade 6) (gov.on.ca)

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