Jaran’s After-School Program Experience

Jaran is a second-grade youngster who has trouble following the teachers lead and behaving appropriately in class.

For him to be successful academically, it seemed that helping him manage his behaviors was a critical next step.

When he first started coming to the after school program at Oyler, Jaran frequently fought with other children, had difficulty following the routine and listening to staff.

To help Jaran with his behaviors, we worked together on creating a behavior chart.

It was clear in this process that Jaran knew what he needed to do but struggled in self-regulation.

That’s when one of our School Age Supervisors, began meeting with Jaran daily and provided problem solving and encouragement while reviewing his behavior chart.

She would talk through alternative options and let him know she believed in him.

When he had a good week, Jaran was given the option of joining “Fun Friday” with the older boys group.

This proved to be a strong motivation for him.

Recently the decision was to move Jaran to the older boys group.

This has helped Jaran’s self-confidence and his teacher reports improvements in the classroom.

Jaran has shifted to making safe choices during programming, following directions the first time being asked, using respectful language, showing kindness to other students, and actively participating in activities.

We are extremely proud of Jaran’s progress and are excited to see where his growth takes him!