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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Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day when we honor the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.Residential schools were church-run schools where approximately 150,000 Métis, Inuit and First Nations children were sent between the 1860s and the 1990s. The schools harmed Indigenous children by removing them from their families, forcing them to speak English or French instead of their ancestral languages, disconnecting them from their culture and traditions and forcing them to adopt Christianity in order to assimilate into Canadian society. The government has since acknowledged that this approach was wrong, cruel and ineffective, and offered an official apology to the Indigenous people of Canada in 2008.www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs0iwY6YjSk... See MoreSee Less