V. Family, School and Community Engagement
Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs
Youth benefit when families, schools and communities are actively engaged in program development and implementation.
- Program develops and nurtures family, school and community partnerships to leverage resources and support for the youth and families served.
- Program engages in family, school and community collaborations to plan and implement intentionally designed activities based on youth needs and interests.
- Out-of-school time academic components and activities compliment and enrich school standards and curriculum.
- Family relationships and involvement are fostered by the program’s meaningful communication with families.
- The involvement and support of families, community organizations and schools are sought as a means to enhance diverse and engaging programming and activities.
Examples of the Standard in Practice:
- There are established mechanisms for communication with school day administration and staff regarding academic and behavioral progress
- Programs provide tools and resources for families to reinforce and/or expand on the learning opportunities provided in the program.
- Programs engage community members and families as volunteers.
- Programs consider Arizona Academic Standards and Common Core State Standards when planning program activities.