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The Cost of Quality Out-of-School Time Programs

This classic 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: While the data was collected more than 10 years ago, a companion online cost-of-quality calculator, which was updated in 2015, is also available in the 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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