School-Age Care Survey
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Wake County Out-of-School Time Study
Your feedback can change how Wake County and its community partners manage care programs.
“Nearly 25 million children weren’t able to access after school programs in 2020. In North Carolina, more than 666,000 children would be enrolled in a program if one were available to them.”
– Afterschool Alliance, 2020
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Wake County Center and North Carolina State University have teamed up to better understand the need for school-age care in our community. We are engaging local parents and providers to capture the availability, accessibility, types, targets, and activities of Out-of-School Time (OST) programs for school-age children (K-12) in Wake County and the barriers these programs face.
Participation in this survey will help us understand what kinds of OST support school-age children in Wake County need, why they need it, and how OST providers can meet those needs. The information collected here will be used to map the availability of OST resources across Wake County and provide recommendations to support OST providers and families.
Are out-of-school programs available to all families with school-age children who need them?
What types of development can these programs offer school-age children?
How can these programs better serve school-age children?
Part 1: Program Providers
We are surveying OST program providers in the county to learn what they do in their programs, how many children they can serve, what types of activities they offer, how they engage families, how they support staff, and more. We’re also asking them what barriers they face to deliver and expand their programs.
Part 2: Parents
We are surveying parents and primary caregivers to understand who uses OST programs, what they need, and what barriers they face. We also want to know what matters to parents in out-of-school time programs (e.g., homework support, safe space, activities, transportation, etc.).
Next Steps for the Survey Project
Share with the Wake County Board of Commissioners
- findings and recommendations about how-to support OST families
Create a Map of OST Resources
- use the information we gathered from program providers
- help families find programs for school-age children
|Original Author: Benjamin Pulgar-Guzman||NC State Graduate Student, College of Humanities and Social Science|