School-Age Care


Background on School-Age Care

For many families, there is a gap between the time that children get home from school and when parents get home from work. After-school programs offer a safe and enriching alternative to leaving children home alone.

Primary Child Care Arrangements of School-Age Children

Partner Organizations

  • Afterschool Alliance
    • Afterschool Alliance undertakes research and advocacy on behalf of quality after-school programs in communities. Check out their to0olbox for resources to take action, start a program, work with the media, and more.
  • National Afterschool Association
    • Sign up for their weekly enews, full of tools for staff development, resources for programs, and links to fun and hands-on activities
    • Join NAA as an ambassador member (it’s free!) you’ll get digital access to their magazine, AfterSchool Today, full of program profiles and the latest happenings in the field

Child Care Aware of America

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