Boys And Girls Club Case Study

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The Boys & Girls Club of America serves more than 4.4 million children in over 4,300 locations in the United States. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens (BGCGG, 2016, “Mission”). The organization objective is to put kid’s safety first, remain passionate, create a learning environment, pursue excellence and measure results, create a positive team spirit, grow community and partnership and build a trusting relationship through transparent communications. Formal organizational structures are constructed for the idea of doing something (Wood and Tully’s, 2006, p. 234). The Boys & Girls Club I…show more content…
The first is Greetings which is during the time children arrive for their day at school. Each child is greeted by their name when entering the classroom so they can feel welcomed. Another is Transitioning which is when a child moves from one activity to another and some classes take more to transition. Another is Clean-Up time which encourages children to assist in cleaning the classroom and allows the children an opportunity to work together as a team and get the job done. They learn to put things away and sort toys and listening to directions. It allows them to show their independence also. Then there is the Restroom and Hand Washing time where the older children use the toilet independently and take care of their needs. They learn healthy habits and cleanliness. The next is Meal Times which is when children learn to serve food, pour their own milk, gain manners and social skills. They learn the different kind of food and learn fine motor skills. During this time, the children have time to talk and share with one another their day or home experiences. Free Time Inside is when children make their own choices to either play, interact or explore. In each classroom there is different sections such as House, Art, Science, Quiet, Math and Music areas. Children learn cognitive skills, role playing, language, independent play, social skills and find motor skills. Free Time Outside is when children can use their large motor skills such as running, jumping, pushing, pumping a swing, balancing and do exercises such as playing with a ball or games to promote a healthy body. Another focal point is Large Group Time is an opportunity for children to do a multitude of activities which is social time with the teacher. It allows children to work together as a group and share thoughts, ideas, use language skills, learn songs, do music and movements, role play and also expand their imaginations. Some classroom has
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