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Choosing an After School Extended Day Program: A Guide

Posted by Ann Davis on January 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM

If you’re a working parent, ask yourself what hours in your child’s school day cause you the most concern. If you’re thinking of those critical hours between 3 PM and 6 PM, according to research conducted by The Afterschool Alliance, you’re not alone.

The need for before- and after-school care for school-aged children makes a top-notch Extended Day program an integral part of an education decision. To ensure the highest quality of care and comfort for each child at the start and end of a busy day, a good Extended Day program should offer parents and school-aged students opportunities that are:

  • Affordable
  • Accessible 
  • Age appropriate
  • Secure
  • Fun!

Extended Day professionals understand that students in different age groups have varied academic, psychological, and physical needs. To accommodate these considerations, they strive to provide a variety of settings, activities, and staff to best support each child.

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Topics: After-School Programs