As fall is approaching and the new school year is underway, most afterschool programs have begun the cycle of hiring and orientating new staff. As you dust off your orientation packets and new staff checklists, this can be a perfect time to evaluate your current methods and consider new strategies that may increase effectiveness and assist your new employees in surviving the new school year. This critical time can be challenging for new staff, existing staff, families, and program participants.
Read more from the National Afterschool Association and their tips for excellent PD! By carefully considering the most effective ways to orientate new staff and providing important supports for all employees, a program can get a good start for a successful year.