According to the FBI, the lack of structured and supervised after-school programs in underserved American communities contributes to a higher incidence of drug and alcohol use and delinquent or criminal behaviors. It has been well-documented that children who attend an after-school program:
That’s why Stone Soup exists. Stone Soup’s internal and external evaluation confirms all these benefits it can bring to your children.
Stone Soup collaborated with RAND, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis, to measure Stone Soup’s Adherence to After-School Care practices.
The RAND Report details the methods, procedures and outcomes of the 14-month collaborative effort to evaluate the effectiveness of Stone Soup’s program. This report is used to assist RAND in identifying quality standards for after-school child care programs and was a big step forward in addressing the “elusive quality dimension.”
Results of the RAND Report showed Stone Soup had exceptional ratings in these areas:
Every year in May, Stone Soup asks parents, children and principals to evaluate the programs in order to improve the quality of care.