Afterschool in Your State

A clearing house of information on afterschool across the country

Drill down into afterschool numbers, developments, resources, and more in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. 

Networks of afterschool program providers and advocates are already working or forming in several states across the county to push for quality, affordable afterschool programs for all youth. Use the map below to navigate to find out about all things afterschool in your state. Explore facts and figures on how children in your state spend their hours after school; state policy and funding information; afterschool champions and voices; and contacts in your state that can be a great resource to help guide your afterschool efforts.

Afterschool in Vermont

Facts & Research

  • In Vermont, 24% (21,690) of K-12 youth are responsible for taking care of themselves after school.
  • Of all Vermont children not currently enrolled in afterschool, 33% (22,163) would be likely to participate IF an afterschool program were available in their community.
  • 95% of parents in Vermont are satisfied with the afterschool program their child attends.
  • 24% (21,690) of Vermont's K-12 children participate in afterschool programs, including 5,632 kids* in programs supported by the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, the only federal program dedicated to afterschool.

*—This figure is an Afterschool Alliance calculation based on the state-allocated 21st CCLC funding and a program cost of $1,000 per child. The program cost per child is an Afterschool Alliance estimation based on the Department of Education's per-student expenditures for: (1) all students attending 21st CCLC programs and (2) students who regularly attend 21st CCLC programs.

For afterschool participation and funding levels in Vermont, refer to the Afterschool in Vermont Fact Sheet.

Explore America After 3PM for even more research on afterschool programs in Vermont.


State Policy and Funding

Vermont has a number of quality efforts underway, several of which are being led by the Vermont Center for Afterschool Excellence. The state uses the STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS) to assess quality of child care, preschool and afterschool programs. STARS is designed to help these programs achieve standards associated with better outcomes for children, families and the professionals who work with them. Afterschool Essentials, an introductory program for new afterschool professionals, has been approved by the Child Development Division of the Department for Children and Families. The Education Department is sponsoring a pilot project for 21st CCLC programs using the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI) method through the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Finally, the Individualized System of Support for Afterschool Programs (ISS-AP), funded by both the Education Department and the Child Development Division, is designed to provide individualized support to afterschool programs over an extended professional development experience.

Check out the State Policy section of our website for state-specific data and ideas for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level.

State Network

Your statewide afterschool network has a webpage with useful resources and policy updates:

Supplemental Educational Services

Interested in running an afterschool tutoring program? Find information on the application process and selection criteria for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers in your state here.

Afterschool Champions & Voices

Vermont has champions across the state leading the fight to ensure that all children have access to safe and enriching afterschool programs.

Afterschool Caucus

On March 3, 2005, members of Congress established the first-ever Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care. The following elected officials from Vermont participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:

Senate Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT)


Selected from some of the most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, the Afterschool Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children and are a great resource for programs throughout Vermont. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:

Ambassador Emeritus
Virginia Burley
Vermont Afterschool Inc.
450 Sanders Circle
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 272-4045

Quick Quotes

What leaders are saying in Vermont:

Parents and police officers will tell you that the time from after-school to when a kid goes home is frequently a time when kids get into trouble. This is especially true when we have an economic situation today which often requires both parents to be working and no adult is at home. I am a great supporter of after-school programs and teen-centers and I hope that in the not-too-distant future we will have federal funding available which will enable every school in the country to provide them.

Bernard Sanders
Senator, State of Vermont

Afterschool Storybook

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State Contact

Holly Morehouse
Vermont Afterschool Inc.
123 Ethan Allen Avenue, Dupont Hall #308-309
Colchester, VT 05446