Starting a Program

We’ve curated key resources to help you start your own afterschool program, but these tips can also be used in improving and managing existing programs as well!
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Program Start-Up Guides

These resources will walk you through the basic steps of planning and establishing your afterschool program.

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Best Practices for Different Age Groups

Quality programs understand that children and youth in different age groups have different needs.

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Development, Management, and Curriculum-Building

There are lots of resources to help you build a quality program with meaningful and engaging content.

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Access to Food

Learn about child nutrition opportunities and tools to promote increased access to healthy foods in summer and afterschool programs.

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Staff Recruitment Toolkit

These materials were developed to help program providers and state networks recruit staff for afterschool and summer programs.

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Professional Development & Trainings

Help your staff keep their skills sharp and continue to learn the best practices for afterschool and summer learning programs.