Research on Kentucky’s Out-of-School Time Landscape
Informing policymakers, providers, advocates, and other stakeholders
An integral component to KYOSA’s mission is providing stakeholders with research that assesses Kentucky’s current out-of-school time landscape, including needs, resources, and gaps in access.
This page contains research materials specific to Kentucky’s out-of-school time landscape that have been produced by KYOSA and some of our partners. Click on the links below to navigate to that section of the page.
- Out-of-School Time in Kentucky: New research from KYOSA that quantifies Kentucky’s current out-of-time landscape at the state, regional, and local levels (including gaps in access and funding) while identifying barriers to participation and making recommendations for the future.
- America After 3PM: The latest edition of the Afterschool Alliance’s America After 3PM study, which provides a detailed account of children in the afterschool hours, identifying: trends of participation in, and unmet demand for, afterschool programs; the experiences and opportunities programs afford; and which children and families are missing out and why.
- Afterschool During COVID-19: State-level results for Kentucky from Wave 2 of the Afterschool Alliance’s out-of-school time provider survey, conducted between July and August 2020, to learn more about how programs and program staff throughout the U.S. have been impacted by COVID-19.
Out-of-School Time in Kentucky
Out-of-School Time in Kentucky: Unmet Needs and Opportunities for the Future provides a detailed summary of the state of public and private investment in out-of-school time programming across Kentucky. This year’s report is the first of its kind. Through data gathered from multiple sources, it provides a detailed description of Kentucky’s current out-of-school time landscape, finding huge gaps in access across many areas of the state due to lack of available programs, rising costs, insufficient public funding, and transportation issues.
KYOSA Data Explorer
The KYOSA Data Explorer is an easy-to-use online data mapping tool that allows users to explore the current supply of out-of-school time programs for any area across Kentucky, learn more about the types of services they offer, identify gaps in access, and locate community resources.
Watch this quick video to learn more about how the KYOSA Data Explorer can help you learn more about your area’s out-of-school time landscape.
Read and download the full report, summary of key findings, fact sheets, and policy briefs based on our 2020 out-of-school time provider survey and mapping project.
Summary of Key Findings, Fact Sheets, & Policy Briefs
Post, pin or tweet. Share Out-of-School Time in Kentucky infographics and help spread the word about the benefits of and gaps in access to affordable, high-quality out-of-school time programs for Kentucky’s children and families.
For program providers: A complete social media kit will be made available here soon. Check back for updates and additional infographics.
America After 3PM
The Afterschool Alliance’s 4th edition of America After 3PM, released on December 8, 2020, provides a detailed account of children in the afterschool hours, identifying: trends of participation in, and unmet demand for, afterschool programs; the experiences and opportunities programs afford; and which children and families are missing out and why.
Download and read the full report, executive summary and fact sheet for Kentucky by the Afterschool Alliance.
Post, pin, or tweet. Share America After 3PM infographics and help spread the word about the demand, need, and support for afterschool programs.
In the News
Many more Kentucky parents want afterschool programs for their
children than are able to access them, according to a household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance.
Watch the briefing on America After 3PM. Recorded Dec. 8, 2020 at 1 PM EST/ 10 AM PST.
Afterschool During COVID-19
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began back in March of 2020, the Afterschool Alliance has been surveying out-of-school time providers to learn more about how programs and program staff throughout the U.S. have been impacted by COVID-19. Results of the Wave 2 survey were published in September 2020 and included state-level data for Kentucky.
Click the buttons below to download the key takeaways and complete summary of results for Kentucky from this survey.