Reality Check

The Impact of Out of School Time

“They’re having to jump hurdles later, that they could’ve learned while they were school-age.”

Children are constantly learning. With a large majority of a child's waking hours spent outside of the classroom, what happens before and after school plays a much bigger role in a child's development than many of us acknowledge.

After-school programs have proven to support social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe and supportive environment for children and youth.

In episode 4 of Reality Check, we explore what we as a community can do to insure that a child's support network doesn't disappear when the dismissal bell rings.

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