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Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention Study

This executive summary reports on a three-year study of Youth Program Quality Improvement in 87 sites in four states that included quality assessment, improvement plans, coaching by managers, and staff training. The approach led to higher quality instructions across programs even where there was manager turnover, low staff education, and varying adult-youth ratios.  

Related Topics: 
Systems Building
Quality Improvement
Publisher: 
The Forum for Youth Investment, The Wallace Foundation
Author: 
Charles Smith, Tom Akiva, Samantha Sugar, Yun-Jia Lo, Kenneth Frank, Stephen C. Peck, Kai S. Cortina, and Thomas Devaney
Resource Type: 
Length: 
15 pages
Publication Date: 
2012