Families, Parks and Recreation
Mayor's Children and Education Initiative
Constructive Engagement During Out-of-School Time
Learning Point Associates has created this web site containing
examples of high-quality academic enrichment activities gathered
from afterschool programs across the country. The site also includes
tools to help programs improve their academic enrichment activities.
This web site offers links and referrals to a variety of afterschool
resources, including a database of more than 100 grant and loan
programs from the federal government. Program development
information and resources can be found by clicking on "Activities."
Extended Learning and Development
As part of their High Poverty Schools Initiative, the Council of
Chief State School Officers profiles successful extended learning
programs and the policies and practices related to their
implementation and maintenance.
Extra Learning Opportunities:
Produced and maintained by the National Governors Association Center
for Best Practices, this web site houses a range of resources
relevant to state and local leaders in afterschool, including a
database of state activities around extra learning opportunities,
quarterly newsletters with new information on policies and practices
around the country, and links to additional resources.
National AfterSchool Association (NAA):
NAA promotes national standards of quality school-age care for
children and youth 5 to 14 years old, and grants accreditation to
programs meeting the standards. The web site includes links to
various resources, including state affiliates’ web sites.
National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC):
NCCIC, a project of the Child Care Bureau, Administration for
Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, is a national resource that links information and people
to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system.
The web site includes resource lists and other pages dedicated to
school-age care and youth development.
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST):
NIOST is a national leader in providing highly interactive, research
based training for directors and staff, school administrators,
community leaders, and others committed to providing high quality
afterschool programs for children and youth. Publications address a
variety of topics, from worker compensation to curriculum planning.
National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning:
The National Partnership is identifying afterschool programs that
demonstrate exemplary or promising practices in providing
high-quality, research-based academic content. Sites will receive
technical assistance, and the National Partnership will produce
technical assistance toolkits addressing academic content areas.
Promising Practices in Afterschool:
Developed and maintained by the Academy for Educational Development,
this web site offers descriptions of promising practices in
afterschool programming and policymaking in several key areas.