Originally published in 1990, this book has become a standard programming book for implementing quality after-school programs. Revised and expanded, this new edition contains over 125 activities, games, and recipes that are program tested. New sections on how people learn, the significance of play, staff recruitment & retention and programming for middle school children. ALSO reproducible charts for staff training. PLUS 8 suggestions to communicate effictively with parents, 9 tips for guiding children's behavior, 8 tips for effective shared space, 6 suggestions for successful group time, 10 hints for a successful program for older children, 9 strategies for planning a summer camp program for middle school, 11 hints for successful field trips and 41 places to visit.