A Practitioner's Guide: Building and Managing Quality Afterschool Programs
A Practitioner's Guide: Building and Managing Quality Afterschool Programs is available in two formats: PDF and print.
A Practitioner's Guide: Building and Managing Quality Afterschool Programs is designed to share with you the practices that can help you cover it all—great programming, terrific staff, positive relationships, and plenty of resources to lead and sustain successful afterschool programs. The guide shares insights about both the academic and the organizational and management practices that successful afterschool programs use. The practices are organized into the following four focus areas:
- program organization
- academic programming practices
- supportive relationships in afterschool
- achieving program outcomes
Within each focus area, we describe the key practices of successful programs. In addition, we provide a Quality-O-Meter tool to help you reflect on your practices. This tool incorporates what the National Partnership learned in its research as well as knowledge from its numerous content experts. We then provide a Planning for Action tool to help you document plans for implementing practices to increase your program's quality. This tool is a structured way to organize and manage the implementation of any new or enhanced afterschool practice.