10 Steps for Coordinating Your Kids Program:
(Must work in conjunction with Adult program coordinator if done at same site)
1. See full responsibilities under position description
2. Determine the cooking equipment that you will focus on, if any. If adult classes are being taught also, make sure you choose the same equipment as the adults will use.
3. Determine the number of classes you will teach in your series and where the class will take place (confirm the dates with your location)
4. Contact us with dates and times so they can be posted on the Nurture website.
5. Recruit families through partner social service agencies or school
6. Create a curriculum overview–a chart showing the lessons, activities, crafts, recipes and handouts you will be covering in each class. Click here for an example. To determine what type of education concepts, recipes and activities to include ask yourself:
-Do you have access to a full kitchen?
-What kind of space is available?
-Is the space conducive to physical activity?
-How many “touch points” will you have (sessions)?
-If there is an adult program running simultaneously, what educational topics are being taught during each class?
7. Staff your program with volunteers. Click here for an example volunteer chart.
8. If necessary purchase the cooking equipment you’ll need to teach.
9. For each class:
-ensure that each person in attendance (participant and volunteer) has signed a liability waiver; coordinate with Nurture site liaison/volunteer coordinator on this task.
-purchase required food for the recipes (Contact Us for information about direct Peapod service)
-review the lessons, activities and/or crafts and purchase supplies as needed—click here for more information
-print out handouts — click here for more information
-print out recipes — click here for more information
-print out recipe evaluation forms for new recipes — click here for more information.
-send an observation form to any new volunteers or agencies that are coming to watch the class—feedback is the best way to improve!
10. Have fun teaching your classes! At the conclusion of the final class, have your participants evaluate the program; coordinate with the Program Evaluation Committee for this task. Click here for more information about program evaluation.
Tips for Cooking with Children:
|English||Spanish||English and Spanish|
|Keeping it Clean||Mantenga Todo Limpio!||Keeping it Clean|
|Reading a Recipe||Leer Las Recetas||Reading a Recipe|
|Safety Tips||Consejos De Seguridad|