Vermont Afterschool, Inc.

The Vermont Afterschool Inc. is a public-private statewide partnership dedicated to supporting and sustaining innovative learning opportunities that extend beyond the school day for all Vermont’s children and youth. Our activities are directed toward increasing the quality and availability of education programs during non-school hours.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • Vermont Afterschool's current policy work is to implement the recommendations from the Legislative Working Group on Expanded Learning Time’s Every Hour Counts report. This includes statewide funding for ELOs in every Vermont community by 2020.

  • Vermont signed into law H.480 (now Act 48) which includes an Expanded Learning Opportunities section that creates a fund for the purpose of increasing access to ELO programs throughout the state. The next step will be for the ELO subcommittee of the PreK-16 Council to develop recommendations on a statewide grant program to award future funding.

  • Vermont Afterschool currently contracts 25 active professional trainers who deliver professional development training in core competency areas.

  • Vermont Afterschool developed and published an interactive mapping database with program level information. This information resource is used throughout the year to inform state policy, decision-making, and strategic planning.

  • Vermont Afterschool continues to lead on developing common statewide evaluation measures for afterschool and summer learning programs. A significant part of this effort includes the development, data collection, and analysis of Vermont’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21 CCLC) program.