Observation and Assessment

The Quality Team of OregonASK serves afterschool programs by offering observation and assessment based on Oregon’s Quality Standards for Afterschool and Summer Programs. Like the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) for licensed child-care sites, using our Framework creates opportunities for continuous improvement and recognizes a job well done.

Another project of the Quality Team is supporting licensed, school-age childcare sites in encouraging staff to participate in and log their professional development and education in The Oregon Registry. The Team has been working with 40 sites in 2014 and will add 5 more in the New Year.

Here is a list of resources that will provide you with some of the most up-to-date research on afterschool program management and exemplary practices.

Coalition for Community Schools
The most relevant and up-to-date resources related to community schools.

Free Management Library
Complete, highly integrated library for nonprofits and for-profits & FREE!

Harvard Family Research Project
Out of school time articles available online.

Food Research and Action Center
Extensive information that can assist afterschool programs in accessing the child nutrition programs.

TASC Promising Practices
Aims to build quality after-school programs by appealing to practitioners to reflect upon and share the processes they undertake in order to deliver desirable outcomes in their programs.

Promising Practices in Afterschool
An effort to find and share things that are working in afterschool programs. The PPAS website is for afterschool program directors who want to improve the quality of their programs.

Core Competencies: National Afterschool Association
The NAA core knowledge and competencies have been devoted to enable afterschool and youth development professionals to demonstrate expertise, knowledge and skills, and gain a higher level of recognition within their communities.

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Nonprofit statewide network serve as a resource for nonprofit organizations and provide consulting and training to nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteer.

Foundation Center
Leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.  Through data, analysis and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.

National Afterschool Association HEPA Standards