Quality Afterschool Program Checklist
Choosing the right afterschool program means more than finding a safe place for children to wait for their parents when the regular school day ends. Quality afterschool programming is a vital component to a child’s overall development and should be an extension of the regular school day or a place a child can experience new ways of thinking that reflects intentional programming. We have created a comprehensive checklist for parents that breaks the decision-making process into logical categories. The checklist poses questions that help parents gather key facts and information that include: Afterschool Program Basics, Physical Space Requirements, Social and Emotional Development, Academic Enrichment and Staff. Knowing the questions to ask can really result in tremendous insight for parents who want to be sure that their children are not only safe, but are engaged in thought-provoking, active and fun activities.
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40 Developmental Assets
Did you know there are 40 Developmental Assets for youth to develop into healthy, successful adults? Take a look at the 40 Developmental Assets here: http://www.children-first.org/about/40assets.html
Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA)
The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence endorses the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA), an afterschool program quality assessment tool created by Highscope. The YPQA is currently being piloted in Tucson afterschool programs. More information about the YPQA can be found at: http://www.highscope.org/Content.asp?ContentId=117