For three years we partnered with McMeen Elementary School and the Denver Afterschool Alliance (DAA) to assess the quality of our program.
The DAA’s Quality Counts program builds the capacity of afterschool providers to assess program quality and implement improvement plans designed to increase positive youth outcomes; more effectively collect and use data; and integrate social, emotional, and academic learning (SEAL) practices into their work.
We built a curriculum that focused on:
- Program Quality
- Social-Emotional Learning
- Partnership Quality
We created three goals to ensure all classes encompass quality and consistency:
- Reflect – All lesson plans will include a meaningful reflection
- Manage Feelings – Youth will be able to express feelings, identify needs and then solve/respond appropriately
- Belonging – Youth will walk away from our program with a sense of belonging
All while breathing, moving, relaxing and most importantly, having fun!