Afterschool Training Toolkit – Useful information and resources on best practices in different areas of OST, from family engagement to classroom procedures to STEAM.
Beyond the Bell Toolkit: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool and Expanded Learning Programs – Helpful Information and resources for program leaders looking to start an out-of-school time program or expand/improve and existing program.
Engaging Businesses in Out-of-School Time – This resource contains tips and best practices to help OST program leaders and other stakeholders navigate the business world to forge important partnerships with businesses and other community members to benefit programs and students.
How to Create a High Quality Out-of-School Time Program – From funding logistics to community involvement and research/evaluation, this document contains a comprehensive description of everything that someone looking to start a new program needs to know in order to design, implement and maintain high-quality programming.
Know Your Funders: A Guide to STEM Funding for Afterschool – This document outlines potential sources of different public/private funding for OST programs providing STEM instruction, with specific tips related to grant research and writing.
Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs – This document is another guide for new OST program leaders and covers curriculum, youth development, behavior management, mentoring, developmental milestones, accreditation and more.
The Wallace Foundation Knowledge Center – Find hundreds of free reports, videos, tools, infographics and other useful material about school leadership, the arts, learning and enrichment, and other issues. Many of these materials are specific to extended learning and OST.