Find resources for OST program providers and learn about the City partners who offer significant support for OST programming.
OST program providers can learn more about professional development, best practices in OST programming, and the OST continuous-quality-improvement process on the main Out-of-School Time website.
Office of Children and Families
The Office of Children and Families (OCF) funds over 130 free after school and summer programs located in School District, charter, and parochial schools, as well as community-based sites. Program activities include academic support, STEM and STEAM activities, creative arts, and more.
OCF is committed to supporting quality programming that builds skills in:
- Early-literacy for elementary students.
- College and career readiness for middle and high school students.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (Parks & Rec)
Parks & Rec operates over 90 after school and 130 summer-camp programs in recreation centers and parks throughout the city. Programs are low cost and open to the public. Activities range from athletics and creative arts to homework help, and many sites incorporate reading.
Free Library of Philadelphia
The Free Library offers Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP), a free, drop-in, after school program offered at 54 Library locations across the city. From literacy and academic support to maker projects and STEM activities, there’s a lot to discover after the school day ends.
School District of Philadelphia
The School District of Philadelphia hosts OST programming in school sites across the city. The City of Philadelphia is working in partnership with the School District to align resources, work towards goals of early literacy and college or career readiness, and make OST programming more impactful for students.