The following resources may be helpful to you as you are starting a new afterschool program.
To see if your program is required to register as School-Age Child Care (SACC) with the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Information on the SACC regulations and registration process can be found on the OCFS website. To find out if you need to be registered or more about the regulations, click here, and also check the OCFS website.
Please note that all questions regarding SACC regulations and registration should be addressed to your OCFS Regional Office.
The Adolescent Development Toolkit by ACT for Youth is a compilation of resources that describe adolescent development, including a section specifically for youth programs.
Expanded Learning Models
These resources may be particularly helpful for schools and community organizations looking to work closely together to provide school-based afterschool programs or to implement expanded learning time.
School-Community Partnerships: A Guidebook on Designing an Expanded Learning Time Program was developed by Network for Youth Success to provide an outline of some of the questions and possibilities that principals and other school leaders may want to consider as they plan for implementation of expanded learning time in collaboration with a community partner. This guidebook is applicable to any program seeking to form strong school-community partnerships, especially through the use of expanded learning time.
A Toolkit for Expanded Learning developed by the Every Hour Counts compiles the best of resources from EHC and partner organizations on building systems and developing high quality models grounded in school and community partnerships.
Community Schools are another form of expanded learning that incorporate wrap-around services and generally include afterschool programs. The Network for Youth Success’ Community Schools Resources may be helpful to schools and programs planning and implementing Community Schools.
Middle School Programs
These resources may be helpful for programs specifically targeting middle school youth.
Supporting Success in the Middle Grades, a toolkit created by Foundations Inc. and presented at the 2014 PASE@PACE Conference, may guide program practices and policies by responding to the specific needs and behaviors of middle school students.
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