ERIC Number: ED489507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Beyond the Bell: Principal's Guide to Effective Afterschool Programs. Tools for School Improvement. Third Edition
Diedrich, Krista C.; McElvain, Carol K.; Kaufman, Seth
Learning Point Associates / North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL)
Quality afterschool programs offer participants productive ways to spend the crucial afterschool hours--whether these hours are between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on school days, during weekends, or before school--that otherwise might be spent in unsupervised and potentially harmful activities. Also, afterschool programs help provide additional support to struggling learners, reduce drug use, and prevent violence and youth crime. Afterschool programs are a proven way to reach the neediest students in meaningful ways while considering their varied backgrounds and cultures. This guide is designed to help principals learn about the benefits of afterschool programs, understand what it takes to start an afterschool program, and decide their role in supporting effective afterschool programs. Thus, this guide is divided into the following four sections: (1) The Benefits of Afterschool Programs; (2) Starting an Afterschool Program at Your School; (3) Determining Your Program?s Finances; and (4) Effective Management and Programming. Each section contains tips and tools to help principals create effective afterschool programs. In turn, those programs will provide benefits to the students, school, and families. [This report was produced by Learning Point Associates.]
Descriptors: Principals, After School Programs, Educational Benefits, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Budgeting, Fund Raising, Program Content
Learning Point Associates/North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1120 E Diehl Rd., Suite 220, Naperville, IL 60563. Tel: 630-649-6500; 800-356-2735; Fax: 630-649-6734; Web site: http://www.ncrel.org/
Publication Type: Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.; Finance Project, Washington, DC.; Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.