School’s Out Washington offers an affordable, quality online training program to fulfill your 20-hour STARS credit requirement for professionals working in Department of Early Learning (DEL) licensed school-age programs.
We have partnered with the National Afterschool Association and Child Care Aware to offer the latest in training for afterschool and youth development professionals in Washington State. These online courses can be taken on your own time wherever you have internet access.
Relationships between children and youth and program staff are critical to program quality, and is major part of our Youth Program Quality Initiative. This month's article in Parent Map's ongoing series on youth programs examines this aspect program quality, and how Seattle's Bike Works is excelling in this domain.
Washington has made progress since 2009, but still lags behind the rest of nation on afterschool participation, according to a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance. It found that 17 percent of Washington students, 183,099 children in all, are enrolled in afterschool programs, up from 12 percent in 2009, when the survey was last conducted. But 217,293 Washington students are still without adult supervision in the afternoons. The parents of 333,927 Washington children not already in an afterschool program say they would enroll their child if a program were available. Read More About Afterschool in Washington ⇒