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 initially created in 2020 by the Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance (KYOSA) and PolicyMap, with generous support from the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Charles S. Mott Foundation. It combines location and demographic data on all out-of-school time programs KYOSA has currently identified throughout Kentucky with nearly 40 additional indicators relevant to out-of-school time 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 made possible through data-sharing agreements between KYOSA and the following organizations and agencies:
- Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
- Kentucky Division of Regulated Child Care
- Kentucky Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
- Save the Children Federation, Inc.
Additional programs were identified through online forms and surveys.
The KYOSA Data Explorer 2021 update is now live! Scroll to the next section to explore all of the new features.
Explore the Data
Click on the map or use the search and menu bars to start exploring your local community’s out-of-school time program supply, education locations, assets, and vulnerable populations. To view in full-screen, click the three vertical dots at the top right-hand corner of the map, then click “View Larger.”
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.
Watch our instructional video to learn how to use all of the features available in the tool.
Quality out-of-school time (OST) programs offer expanded learning opportunities to over 100,000 kids across Kentucky and are a lifeline for working parents, but more families than ever are being left out. In Kentucky, for every child enrolled in an OST program, four more are waiting to get in. In the context of COVID-19, parents must often choose between returning to work or leaving their children alone and unsupervised when school is not in session or taking place remotely.
Out-of-school time in Kentucky by the numbers:
- There are currently an estimated 1,499 unique programs operating across Kentucky, but they are not evenly distributed across the state.
- 9 Kentucky counties have no programs of any type.
- At least 80 programs were lost over the past year.
- As a result, more children and families than ever lack access.
- The average weekly cost per child for fee-based programs is $117.90.
- Yet, the median household income in Kentucky works out to just $972.87 per week before taxes.
- Even though the cost of fee-based programs is out of reach for many Kentucky families, just 14% of all programs in Kentucky are non-fee-based.
- In addition, 15% of all fee-based programs do not accept CCAP subsidies.
- Lack of transportation to and from programs continues to be a top roadblock to participation, particularly among low-income families and families of color, yet just 42% of programs are able to provide some type of transportation support.
- In Kentucky, there continues to be strong bipartisan support for public funding for OST programs, with 83% of Kentucky parents in favor of this.
- Research from other states shows that every dollar invested in OST programs saves taxpayers at least $3.
Download and share. Access state, regional, and local level publications to locate fast facts and help make the for expanded out-of-school time opportunities in your community.
2021 Kentucky Fact Sheet
Updated for 2021, this new fact sheet, Out-of-School Time in Kentucky: The Key to a Strong Recovery from COVID-19, outlines the benefits of out-of-school time participation in general and in the context of COVID-19, provides fast facts about Kentucky’s current OST landscape, and discusses top barriers to participation.
Congressional District Fact Sheets
Now available! Download fact sheets on what afterschool looks like in each of Kentucky’s Congressional districts and help us make the case for afterschool for all.