Children work hard throughout the school year to establish new learning skills in every subject. If these skills are not utilized and practiced during summer break, children can lose up to 30% of the knowledge that they worked so hard to gain. This concept is referred to as the summer slide. These losses can really add up. By the time a child reaches fifth grade, they may be as far as two-and-a-half years behind, just from not practicing these skills in the summertime. Luckily this result caused by the summer slide can be avoided. Here are some examples of how to encourage learning in your summertime activities. Children can maintain knowledge by participating in activities that give them life skills. Washing […]
Budgeting 101This introductory session will look at both the revenue and expenditure sides of the budget. The participants will review a sample program budget line by line and discuss what could go in each line item. Tips for successfully tracking income and expenditures will be discussed. View the Course Description
Meet Chris Schmidt, CDA
Chris Schmidt holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in School-Aged Care and has worked in afterschool care for over 30 years. In the past, she has held the positions of AfterSchool Director, Out of School Time Specialist, Accreditation Manager for the National AfterSchool Association, and Step Up To Quality Approved Trainer. Chris is also the owner of 2 CR Solutions, LTD as well as the author of three books; Great After School Programs and Spaces that WOW!, The Childcare Director's Complete Guide to Manage and Lead, and Developing the Seven Cs of Social Competency in Young Children.
Chris says that the variety of positions she has held throughout her life have increased her understanding of individual circumstances and has allowed her to adapt quickly to any challenge that faces her.
AIR Childcare Training Solutions is proud to add Chris as one of our Authors. Please check out her courses, Effective Staff Evaluations, Finding the Right Staff, and Budgeting 101.