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6 Questions to Ask an After-School Program Provider

  1. What is your system for staff evaluation? What performance metrics are set to ensure a high quality of staff/program?
  2. What student outcomes have you selected to measure? What program components have you included based on what student goals/outcomes you aim to achieve?
  3. What is your process for hiring staff? What common traits and skills do you believe make the best after-school instructor?
  4. Do you strive to have your program align to the school day? If so, how? If not, why do you think your program should remain distinct?
  5. How have you (or haven’t you) tried to enhance program offerings to keep after-school relevant to students in the 21st century and meet increasing student needs sometimes not met during the school day?
  6. How have you financed the program? In recent years, has the post-recession financial situation in education threatened program sustainability or resulted in budget cuts?