Resources for Afterschool & OST Programs

Afterschool During COVID-19

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, afterschool programs across Indiana have continued to provide meaningful service to kids and families in their communities. We have compiled a list of resources and guidance to help support that essential work.

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Additional COVID-19 Resources

Afterschool & Summer in the Time of COVID-19

The Afterschool Alliance’s list of resources for OST programs during COVID-19.

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CDC Suggestions for Youth Programs and Camps

Planning tools to share ways to protect campers, staff, and communities, and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Guidance from The Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL)

Guidance, resources, and webinars on COVID-19 for partners of OECOSL.

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CRSSA: New Opportunities for Afterschool

This document provides guidance to help connect OST work to the newest COVID-19 response legislation and to maximize new and existing funding opportunities.

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Every Hour Counts COVID-19 Resources

Resources collected from Every Hour Counts to aid programs during these trying times.

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Expanded Learning Programs: Principles for Reopening & Recovery

Information on key principles which are essential for successful expanded learning.

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Field Guide for Camps from the American Camp Association and YMCA.

A practical guide for camp directors and staff on implementing CDC COVID safety recommendations. Updated January 2021.

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Guidelines for School-Age Programs from OECOSL

Guidelines for school-age programs that are fulfilling the requirement of a latch key program.

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Afterschool and Summer COVID-19 Response: Helping to Meet Indiana's Students' Learning Needs

Info on OST's response to meeting the needs of youth during COVID-19 and the benefits of partnership with programs.

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Indiana COVID-19 Dashboard and Map

A dashboard of new positive cases, deaths, and tests have occurred over a range of dates and reported to the state Department of Health in the last 24 hours.

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Indiana Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Directory from the IN State Dept. of Health

A directory of Indiana companies that manufacture and sell PPE items.

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IndyStar's COVID-19 Tracker

Use this tool to search for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indiana schools.

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K-12 Schools & Child Care Programs: Guidance in COVID-19

Guidance and information from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC).

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Learning About COVID-19 Activity Guide

A collection of activities and resources intentionally designed to support youth-serving programs in engaging students in learning about the science of COVID-19.

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Making the Case to Local Education Leaders

Use this tool to help you speak to education leaders and administrators about using COVID-19 recovery dollars to support students with OST programs.

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Stimulus Navigator: 6 Questions for Every Child Care Business

This resource will help you determine eligibility for COVID-19 stimulus programs, as well as how to apply using a step-by-step process.

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US Office of Child Care COVID Resources

COVID-19 guidance and resources relevant to childcare.

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