National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library

The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

The Cost of Quality Out-of-School Time Programs

This report clarifies the cost of quality out-of-school time programs, based on data from 111 quality programs in six cities. It provides the mean and range for hourly and daily cost per slot, with an analysis of factors that bring differences to cost. The full report can be found at: A companion online cost-of-quality calculator is also available in NCASE library at: 

Related Topics: 
Subsidy, Eligibility, and Equal Access
Systems Building
Quality Improvement
Program Design and Management
Program planning and development
Fiscal management and sustainability
The Wallace Foundation
Jean Baldwin Grossman, Christianne Lind, Cheryl Hayes, Jennifer McMaken, and Andrew Gersick
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13 pages
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