Short Video: Managing and Supervising Downtime

During youth programming, there will be times when children will have downtime. During those times, it is critical that staff are still engaging and supervising the children. We have created a short video that highlights different supervision strategies staff can implement during downtime. We encourage you to use this video, along with the discussion questions, at your next staff meeting.

Discussion Questions: 

  • When do we have downtime in our programs?
  • What are your biggest challenges when it comes to supervising those downtimes?
  • What strategies have you found to be successful in managing and supervising downtime?
  • What tricks, games, songs, etc. have you used during downtime to keep youth engaged?