The KYOSA Data Explorer is a free interactive mapping tool that helps individuals, organizations, and agencies learn more about Kentucky’s out-of-school time landscape.
About the Tool
The tool was created in 2020 by the Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA) and PolicyMap, with generous support from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Charles S. Mott Foundation. It combines location and descriptive information on all out-of-school time (OST) programs KYOSA is able to identify throughout Kentucky with nearly 40 additional indicators relevant to OST stakeholders, sourced from PolicyMap.
Sources of Data
Data related to education locations, community assets, and vulnerable populations and communities are provided by PolicyMap. Statewide data related to OST programs was sourced from the following organizations and agencies:
- Kentucky Department of Education
- Kentucky Division of Regulated Child Care
- Kentucky Department of Public Health
- Kentucky Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
- Save the Children Federation, Inc.
Current state data systems do not allow for the identification of all types of unregulated programs.
Explore the Data
Click on the map or use the search and menu bars to start exploring your local community’s OST program landscape. To view in full-screen, click the expand icon at the top right-hand corner of the map. To print maps, click the printer icon at the bottom left-hand corner of the tool.
New feature! Add points to the map then type a location (county, city, ZIP code, etc.) into the search bar at the top to see and download a list of points for the geography specified.
See what data are available, and learn how to use the tool.
Download a data directory to see a complete list of all of the data available in the KYOSA Data Explorer.
Get detailed instructions on how to cite data contained in the KYOSA Data Explorer.
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- The supply of 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) and Save the Children sites is at an all-time high. Strong, bipartisan support has led to record investment in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program in recent years, translating into more afterschool and summer learning opportunities for Kentucky’s kids. Additionally, thanks to expanding philanthropic investment and multi-sector community partnerships, our fiscal sponsor, Save the Children, has been able to expand afterschool and summer learning opportunities for students and families in eastern Kentucky.
- Too many children in high-poverty schools and districts are missing out. The federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program remains the only public funding stream in Kentucky 100% dedicated to afterschool and summer learning. But, the total dollar amount the state receives is still far under the amount needed to operate a 21st CCLC in all schools with federal Title I programs. Currently, 83% of Title I schools in Kentucky do not have a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.
- Few providers offer programming during non-traditional hours. 45% of kids have a parent whose work schedule is considered non-traditional. Yet, in Kentucky, less than 1 in 5 licensed school-age child care providers report operating between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays or over the weekend.
- Students from low-income households and rural communities are the least likely to have access. More non-fee-based programs are needed in rural areas, especially those with high rates of childhood poverty. Despite Save the Children’s impressive expansion during the pandemic, many low-income families in eastern Kentucky still do not have access to free afterschool and summer learning opportunities. Additionally, 15 counties do not have a single provider that serves Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) subsidy recipients over the age of 5.
- Cost, quality, and transportation services are key, but not consistently reported or measured. Understanding OST access involves not only knowing how many programs operate in a given community or region, but also understanding other key factors like affordability, accessibility, and community needs. But, statewide information on program fees, transportation supports, and other programs services is difficult to come by.
- More complete data are needed! OST programs help working parents keep their jobs, but current information gaps make it difficult for families to understand the complete range of options available to them. Good data also helps policymakers identify critical needs and allocate scarce resources.
View publications, graphics, and other resources based the 2022 release of the KYOSA Data Explorer, and help make the case for expanding access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities for K-12 students in your community.
Social Media Graphics
Since 2020, KYOSA has put out a variety publications and graphics detailing core findings from each release of the KYOSA Data Explorer and any related provider survey data. All materials from past releases are linked below.
Published by KYOSA in December 2020, Out-of-School Time in Kentucky: Unmet Needs and Opportunities for the Future provides descriptive data on Kentucky’s out-of-school time (OST) landscape and details the state of public and private investment in OST programming for K-12 students across the Commonwealth.
Access fact sheets from prior releases of the KYOSA Data Explorer.
Congressional District Level
- 2021 District 1 Fact Sheet
- 2021 District 2 Fact Sheet
- 2021 District 3 Fact Sheet
- 2021 District 4 Fact Sheet
- 2021 District 5 Fact Sheet
- 2021 District 6 Fact Sheet