Afterschool Quality: Moving from Research to Practice


Sustained participation in out-of-school-time programs benefits children and youth in myriad ways. However, it is critically important that these programs be of high quality. This guide from Public Profit makes the case for program quality, and provides program leaders with practical guidance on building the organizational infrastructure that makes quality possible. Key practices described in this guide include building a culture of feedback, using a common observational tool, and creating systems to use the data that is collected. For each practice that the authors identify, they provide illustrative examples from the field.