Back to School: Finding Quality Afterschool Child Care


In her former role as project director of the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Sue Foley shares her expertise in this article on what programs and parents can do to facilitate a seamless transition from child care or preschool settings to school-age and aftercare settings: "Just as any family should feel welcomed in and connected with their child’s early education program, afterschool programs should meet this same expectation. Some important qualities to look for in ensuring that young school-age children will be successful in afterschool programs are highlighted in our NCASE publication, Spotlight on Quality: Low child-to-staff ratios, a positive emotional climate, a clear program structure and appropriate supervision, flexible programming and planned activities that promote autonomy and choice, and continuity with the regular school day."


Child Care Aware of America Newsroom

Publication Date: 

Thursday, August 11, 2016