School's Out Washington offers customized training to afterschool and youth development (AYD) programs that serve children and youth. Our trainers bring a wide range of experience and can tailor trainings to meet a program's particular needs. Your staff members will gain useful skills and be able to mutually support each other to improve their work practices with young people, families, and communities. This is an extremely cost-effective way to ensure that all your program staff learn the same knowledge base about critical issues and best practices, and organizations with multiple locations find this approach particularly helpful for improving consist quality across locations.
School's Out trainers and coaches are highly knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest developments in school-age care, youth development and best practices. We connect you with the best trainer available and that trainer will work with your program to develop exactly the content and resources to meet your organization's specific needs and requirements.
Our trainers can:
- Provide assessments and recommendations for programs,
- Assistance with program start-up,
- Provide workshops on a wide range of topics, including the hot button topics of the moment,
- Provide the state-required School-Age Initial Training Requirement to new staff.
For those working with children ages 5-12 in licensed programs, School's Out can assist you with the STARS-record process or provide a STARS approved trainer. Licensed providers may use STARS scholarships to pay for any School's Out training.
Please contact us today to find the ways in which we can make your life easier, your staff happier and more skillful, and your programs as high quality as possible. Once you've contacted us, we'll be in touch soon to discuss how we can help you.