Expanded Learning Providers
Expanded Learning (also known as Out of School Time or Afterschool) programs play a critical role in partnering with schools to support and reinforce good attendance habits. Find and download the Why Attendance Matters for Expanded Learning Providers handout that makes the case for why and how providers can make a difference.
Worksheet: Use this tool to examine whether your out of school time program has the right policies and practice in place to improve student attendance. If possible, find an opportunity for a team of key stakeholders to take the assessment. Compare your answers. If you have differences in opinion about an item, take the time to explore why you may have different perceptions and what that might mean for action steps.
Handout: This handout summarizes the research that connects afterschool programs with gains in school-day attendance.