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For over 25 years, Build the Out-of-School Time Network (BOSTnet) has developed educators and strengthened out-of-school time, early childhood and family care programs. By partnering with the United Way, the National AfterSchool Association, and other organizations, we create and offer high-impact training and resources to build quality programs for children and families. Our services are guided by our mission:

To enhance the quality and increase the capacity of the out-of-school time field.


Why Afterschool Quality MattersWhy Afterschool Quality Matters

Check out this new resource from the National Afterschool Association.  It’s the first in a series of Focus Briefs on “The State of AfterSchool Quality”

A peak inside: “School-age children, especially those between the ages of four and twelve, want engaging places to spend their time out-of-school. Parents want to know their children are learning and safe after school. With over 70% of parents in the workforce, afterschool is not a luxury, but a necessity.”

Learn more about about ensuring Program Quality or explore some of our key initiatives such as Summer Learning or QRIS compliance.

Use the calendar and search options on the right to browse our upcoming training schedule. Contact us at info@bostnet.org to organize a training or access our online, self-paced courses.