This timeline is a helpful resource for planning and keeping track of all the ways you can improve your summer program, developed by the National Summer Learning Association.
Educators often ask why we recommend that summer learning programs last at least one month. This suggestion is one of the six signs of a great summer learning program and is featured in our latest video, Summer Learning – An Inspiring Alternative to Summer School. Here are five reasons why duration matters:
Improving our summer learning programs requires a commitment to continuous improvement of operations, curriculum, staff and advocacy/outreach. To meet quality improvement goals, you can leverage the Quality Improvement Cycle shown below.