Georgia has first-time standards for after-school programs

New Ga. after school standards help kids

ATLANTA -- For the first time, Georgia has standards for after school programs.

The first-ever standards took affect today here and 32 other states.

"We know that over 280,000 school-age kids are in after school programs, but the quality of programs can vary drastically from program to program," said Katie Landes, Director, Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network.

The standards were developed in Georgia by the Department of Education, the Department of Family and Children's Services, and the Department of Public Health.

"It sets a common language for what quality programs can look like in the state of Georgia," said Landes.

There are nine quality standards that focus on everything from programming and youth development to relationships, health and well-being to evaluation and outcomes.

Click here for Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Standards

 

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