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4-H Youth Development

Cloverbuds (5-6 Year Olds)

The overall purpose of the 4-H Cloverbuds program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional and physical maturation of five-and six-year olds by providing a unique educational opportunity.

Goals for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds

  • Self-understanding skills (Initiating independence and self-direction)
  • Social skills (Getting along with others)
  • Decision-making skills (Making positive choices)
  • Learning skills (Learning to learn)
  • Mastering physical skills (Enjoying constructive and creative play)

 

Principles for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds

  • Fun
  • Activity focused
  • Noncompetitive
  • Group-centered learning
  • Leader directed
  • Positive
  • Success oriented