Category Archives: Afterschool/Out-of-School

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Launches Early Childhood Health Curriculum Approved by the National Institutes of Health

Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on www.letsmove.gov. To view the original post, click here. By Susan Hildreth Director, IMLS The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the federal agency that supports the nation’s libraries and museums. The agency manages … Continue reading

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Millions of Moments of Discovery: US2020 Launches City Competition

By Max Milder Fellow, US2020 Enter a classroom anywhere in the U.S. today, and you will likely encounter a scene that could easily have fit in two or three decades ago. Students are sitting at desks. Teachers are using whiteboards and … Continue reading

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Nominate an Afterschool Program for a Chance to Win $10,000

By Nikki Yamashiro Research Associate, Afterschool Alliance At the Afterschool Alliance we’ve seen the innovative and exciting ways libraries and museums across the country are providing kids with hands-on, experiential learning during the out-of-school hours. However, we know that there are … Continue reading

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Our Moving is Our Learning: The Power of Kinesthetic Learning and Programming in Children’s Museums

Ed note: This blog post is made in conjunction with September’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  By Logan Block Programs Manager, Miami Children’s Museum My father, a lifelong elementary school educator, used to say of children and learning, “Our work is our play.” … Continue reading

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