Ongoing since 2017
Principal Investigator: Kathy Schleyer
Project Director: Kathy Schleyer
Funder: Philadelphia Citywide Out-of-School Time Initiative (COI)
Following years of support to the city of Philadelphia, NIOST is consulting with their Citywide Out-of-School Time Initiative (COI) on quality practices and early literacy. The project goal is to develop a professional development framework that will support specific program practices and enhance current system-building efforts. The project involves multiple stakeholder convenings and collection of information from out-of-school time practitioners, leaders in the field, and COI partners. NIOST will provide COI with a literature review, early literacy pilot recommendations, and a professional development pathway that will inform Philadelphia’s ongoing work.