Cloverbuds are children who explore areas of healthy lifestyle, earth/environment, citizenship, plants and animals, consumerism and Family Science, science and technology, personal development, and community expressive arts.

The primary goal of the Cloverbud progam is to promote children’s healthy development – mentally, physically, socially and emotionally.

The Cloverbuds program provides an excellent opportunity for children to reach his or her highest potential because early life experiences, even subtle ones, affect future development.

The Cloverbud program is developmentally-age appropriate, therefore it is:

  • fun
  • leader directed
  • activity based
  • non-competitive
  • success oriented
  • group-centered learning
  • many types of activities
  • positive

The Cloverbud program allows for and encourages creativity and play.

The Goals of Ohio’s Cloverbud program are for children to develop:

  • Self-understanding skills (self esteem)
  • Social interaction skills (getting along with others)
  • Decision making skills
  • Learning skills (learning how to learn)
  • Mastering physical skills

Children possessing these life skills are less likely to have problems with drug use, school failure, delinquency, and depression later in life.

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