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Indiana Afterschool Standards and Specialty Standards: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialty Standards

This special Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) addition to the IN Afterschool Standards outlines best practices to address the needs of diverse youth and the offering of quality and culturally-responsive programming. It includes 25 standards in categories of Administration; Professional Development; Participant outreach, Recruitment and Retention; Family and Community Engagement; Environment and Materials; Curricula and Programming; and Multilingual Learners. Other states have also incorporated DEI sections into their standards including WA State Quality Standards for Afterschool and Youth Development Programs which has a section on Cultural Competency and Responsiveness: https://schoolsoutwashington.org/resource/washington-state-quality-stand...  AZ Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs include Section IV on Equity and Inclusion: https://azafterschool.org/promoting-quality/quality-standards/  This resource supports equity.

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Family and Community Engagement
Professional Development
Quality Improvement
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Dual Language Learners
LGBTQ
Race
Staffing
Publisher: 
Other
Author: 
Indiana Afterschool Network
Resource Type: 
Length: 
21 pages
Publication Date: 
2021