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Struggling to find a safe place for your kids after school?

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High standards for Palm Beach County afterschool providers ensure exceptional afterschool and summer programs are available to our children. Those standards make quality easy to identify.

CONSIDER THESE FACTORS WHEN LOOKING AT PROGRAMS:

Is it safe? Does the program have established policies for management, staff and the program as a whole?

Are the people caring? Are there strong, ongoing relationships between and among children and staff?

Is it welcoming? Do all children feel included and encouraged?

Is it supportive? Are children encouraged to build new skills and try new challenges?

Is it engaging? If it’s not fun, children simply won’t want to go.

Are the people approachable? Are families invited to get — and stay — involved?

HOW TO FIND QUALITY

Prime Time Palm Beach County and its partners, with support from the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, launched the Afterschool Quality Improvement System to ensure Palm Beach County children have access to high-quality afterschool and summer programming.

Now, thousands of children receive this kind of care at dozens of sites across Palm Beach County. So ask your potential program if it’s involved in Afterschool QIS.

Or, click here to find a program near you.

You also can contact Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County for more information, such as inquiries about scholarship eligibility, or call 561-514-3300.

SOURCES:

Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Prime Time Palm Beach County
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County


 

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