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What Does a Good Afterschool Program Look Like?

November 4, 2014

1. Provides opportunities for contiued learning - Assistance with homework, tutoring and enrichment activities

2. Encourages a healthy and balanced lifestyle - Nutritious snacks and encouragement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity

3. Promotes healthy social skills - How to work together in an inclusive, welcoming and respectful environment

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4. Endorses active learning - Staff working side by side with kids

5. Ensures safety -Policies and procedures in place to prevent accidents and incidents, such as protocol for who has access to the students and who can pick up students

6. Employs trained staff - Meeting or exceeding state regulations and certifications, and passing background checks.

- Adapted from the Y,



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