Creating a Successful Formula to Engage Out-of-School Time Programs in Quality Improvement Systems
Taking a cross-sector approach can be an effective strategy to engage out-of-school time (OST) programs in quality improvement systems. From December of 2016 through March of 2017, NCASE engaged cross-sector planning teams in an OST collaboration on topics including: readiness and stages of change in building cross-sector partnerships; quality rating improvement system participation and incentives; leadership, technical assistance, and continuous quality improvement; and strengthening adult-child interactions and instructional quality.
This practice brief is the second in a series published by NCASE to build awareness of promising practices in school-age child care. A cross-sector approach to engagement in quality improvement systems can help to raise awareness of the need to include OST and can support more efficient use of resources for improving school-age child outcomes. Examples from Georgia and Wisconsin are highlighted.
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