Afterschool Care and Community

At the end of the school day, students may need the resources of a school or community for aftercare services. If parents work and need someone to care for a child during the hours after school, they may be able to partner with the school for supervised time that will provide academic enrichment or extracurricular activities.

The State Department of Education has links for parents to guide them to resources related to afterschool information:

http://www.tennessee.gov/education/topic/extended-learning

These links include

  • 21st Century Learning Centers in which public or non-profit organizations offer afterschool educational programs
  • Lottery for Education: Afterschool Programs and LEAP that provides programs by using some funds from the state lottery.

Resources:

Safe and Supportive Schools Websites:

http://tn.gov/education/topic/safe-schools-training

http://safesupportiveschools.ed.gov/index.php?id=01