David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Weikart Center: Framing an Evidence-based Decision about 21st CCLC: How do we see the value?

The commentary examines how the 21st Century Community Learning Center program has changed the afterschool movement as well as how different evaluation techniques can support its overall effectiveness.

Publishing Date: 
March 27, 2015

Weikart Center: Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention study

The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality conducted a three year intervention study to examine the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI). The YPQI is a data-driven continuous improvement model for school and community-based sites serving youth during afterschool hours.

Publishing Date: 
December 1, 2012

Advancing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Practices: Upcoming Conferences & Trainings

Opportunities abound this fall around the country to explore and discuss effective practices in SEL. This month, the Forum’s Karen Pittman and the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality’s Charles Smith will be presenting at the American Institutes for Research and American Youth Policy Forum convenings in Washington, DC.

Publishing Date: 
September 8, 2016

Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention

This study, Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings: Impact Findings from the Youth Program Quality Intervention, shows how a cycle of assessing staff practices, planning based on the assessment and targeted training improves the quality of services delivered to young people.

Publishing Date: 
May 14, 2012

Youth as YPQA Asessors

Hosted by the Center for Program Quality, this webinar focused on the role of young people in assessing and improving youth program quality. This discussion featured the experiences of Orange County, NY and Cleveland, OH in working with groups of young to conduct assessments and provide feedback to programs.  
Publishing Date: 
January 6, 2010

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: Youth Workers Methods Training of Trainers

The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, a joint venture of the Forum for Youth Investment and High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, is now accepting registrations for its Youth Worker Methods Training of Trainers (TOT) program.

Publishing Date: 
September 19, 2008