History of Out-of-School Time
Starting in 2013, the Michigan Department of Education-Office of Great Start awarded funding to ECIC to explore how to expand Great Start to Quality to include programs and providers serving school0-agers (children from kindergarten entry to age 12). This work has engaged stakeholders at every level of the system from state level government officials to program staff. This inclusion of out-of-school time programs and providers in Great Start to Quality will provide out-of-school time care and education programs with quality improvement supports such as trainings, materials, one-on-one specialized consultation and other resources. Michigan is keeping pace with the nation in expansion of our quality rating and improvement system, Great Start to Quality, to include out-of-school time care and education programs.
School-Age Pilot of Great Start to Quality
A summary of the work done in Fiscal Year 2017 consisting of two pilots of the rating system for programs serving school-agers.
Out-of-School Time Design Team
The members of the out-of-school time committees and workgroups have helped expand Great Start to Quality to include programs serving school-agers.
Out-of-School Time Reports
Every fiscal year, reports are prepared to provide an overview of the ongoing work for out-of-school time programs and providers within Great Start to Quality.
- A School Age Design for Great Start to Quality 2015
- Recommendations for a School Age Design of Great Start to Quality 2014
- Current Quality Improvement Efforts for School Age Programs in Michigan 2014
- Quality Rating Improvement Systems – National Scan of School Age Programs 2014
- Out of School Time Final Pilot Report 2016