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I Care for School-Age Children

School-age child care plays an important role in meeting the needs of families and promoting healthy child development. Children participating in after-school programs are more likely to stay in school, improve academic achievement, and graduate. Children who participate in after-school programs are less likely to use drugs, become teen parents, or become victims or perpetrators of crime. School-age child care helps prevent issues that can arise in the absence of child supervision. It also provides opportunities to support and expand healthy growth and learning.

High quality school-age child care programs offer appropriate supervision and program structure. The environments offer a balance of active and quite time with ample opportunities for child autonomy and choice. High quality programs foster positive youth-adult relationships, develop good relationships with families, schools, and community partners.

How can we help you and your program?

  • School-age care providers may contact 4C for specific training and technical assistance.
  • Families may contact 4C for assistance with how their child is functioning in a school age environment.
  • 4C may provide resources for staff orientation and specific school age care needs.
  • 4C can provide resources focusing on the transition to and from school from child care settings.

For more information contact 4C's School-Age Specialist at 866-200-5909 or

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Funded by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning.

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