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Quality Care Checklist

    Quality Care Checklist
    Is your child care as good as it could be? This guide is specifically designed for parents seeking care for elementary school-age children during out-of-school hours.

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    Food Programs

    • The USDA Food and Nutrition Service
      FNS increases food security and reduces hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

    Inclusion Guide

    • A Community For All Children NOTE: This link is in PDF format.
      This guide was developed by the NC School-Age Solutions Committee, a group of parents and professionals brought together to explore strategies for promoting inclusive options for children with disabilities during out-of-school time. The resource guide is dedicated to the many children with disabilities who are not currently provided with opportunities to participate in out-of-school time activities with their peers. This guide provides an overview of inclusion and practical strategies for including children with disabilities in out-of-school time activities and can be used by children and youth with and without disabilities, family members, practitioners, teachers, and community agencies.

    Licensing and Regulations

    North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network

    • North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network
      Serving North Carolina's child care resource and referral agencies as they make high quality early care and education and out-of-school time available across our state through:
      Child care referrals to families
      Technical assistance and support for providers
      Development of child care resources

    NAA: National Afterschool Association

      Formerly known as National School-Age Care Alliance
    • National Afterschool Association
      NAA is the only national membership organization representing the entire array of public, private, and community-based providers of after school programs. NAA has over 8,000 members and thirty-five affiliated state organizations. NAA sponsors a national conference for over 2,000 practitioners and advocates. NAA promotes national standards of quality school-age care for children and youth 5 - 14 years old, and grants accreditation to programs meeting the standards. NAA is headquartered in Boston and has a public policy liaison located in Washington, D.C.

    Public School Information


    • Afterschool Online
      An unmoderated listserv hosted by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation dedicated to afterschool programs. Follow the instructions to subscribe.

    Start Up Information

    • Beyond the Bell Toolkit
      Beyond the Bell
      Beyond the Bell is filled with important information for anyone working in a school-based after-school program. The toolkit is designed around key decision points in six areas -- management, collaboration, programming, linkages with the traditional school day, evaluation, and communication.

    • School-Age Notes
      Online catalogs/curriculum resources, monthly newsletter, training information, information on start-up of an after-school program.


    Links for more school-age information

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