Education & Workforce

Summer Learning

When the school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities and basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision. For low-income students these problems are most acute. Summer out-of-school time programs can address these concerns and offer a vital opportunity to expand the learning days each year.

Find out more about how summer learning programs help reduce “summer learning loss,” visit The National Summer Learning Association.


Indiana Afterschool Summer Learning Standards
These standards outline specific steps and best practices for programs based on national research.  These standards were created by experts in education, youth development, and business.

Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment
You can also track your program’s summer learning journey by using our quality program self-assessment.

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Summer Programming Resources
Isn’t everyone looking forward to summer this year? It certainly feels like brighter days are ahead. We’ve compiled a list of summer programming resources that will help you keep kids learning, safe, and healthy.