Outstanding OST Learning

All children and youth deserve to have high-quality out-of-school time (OST) learning experiences that promote their success in school, in the workforce, and in life. EDC works to ensure they do. In collaboration with a wide array of partners—program, community, federal and state agency, foundation, business and industry, families—we lead initiatives targeted to expand access to high-quality OST learning. Drawing on research and best practices, our OST experts provide resources and consultation that build programs' capacity to engage young people in challenging and fun learning and career exploration, to promote their health and well-being, and to foster key executive function and employability skills. Our researchers and evaluators produce data that practitioners, program leaders, and policymakers use to strengthen and enhance afterschool and summer learning initiatives for children, youth, and families. Learn more about our current initiatives and resources: