Resources for Parents

Afterschool for All has created tools and resources to help parents understand their afterschool options.

Finding a Program

Online Afterschool Program Locator for Parents
With support from the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, this parent-run website has an online searchable database of afterschool programs at public school, private school and non-school settings. This site includes a program description, days and hours of operation, ages served, languages spoken, and more.

Go to and click on “Out-of-school time” and then “Afterschool programs.” Or you can use the “advanced search” feature to search by neighborhood, ages served, or a keyword.

Online Summer Program Resources for Parents

San Francisco’s Children’s Council
The San Francisco Children’s Council publishes an annual Afterschool Guide that is typically released before the school year starts.

• English version
• Spanish version

San Francisco Family Summer Resource Fair

This year’s Summer Resource Fair will be held at Everett Middle School on Saturday, March 9th from 10am- 2pm, close to MUNI and bus lines. The Summer Resource Fair is a unique opportunity for parents and families to learn about the variety of citywide programs, camps and options available to youth in the summer. DCYF , GoKid, SFUSD and the Rec & Park Department will be hosting the resource. In addition, the AFA Summer Work Group has provided recommendations to the Resource Fair planning team and will be conducting a survey at the fair in order to better track access to programs. Over 150 exhibitors from around the City will attend the fair, representing programs that meet a range of needs for youth from Kindergarten through high school.There will be entertainment and interactive activities. Stop by and see all that summer in San Francisco has to offer!

Afterschool Fact Sheet for Parents

These fact sheets are full of great information for parents who are trying to understand their options and are making decisions about their child's afterschool. The fact sheets include:

• Types of Afterschool Programs in San Francisco
• How to Find an Afterschool Program
• Characteristics of a High-Quality Afterschool Program

You can download the Fact Sheets by clicking on the following links:


Getting the Most Out of Afterschool

Information for parents whose children are already enrolled in afterschool programs who want to make sure they are getting all the benefits. Information sheets include

• How to Engage Your Child About Their Afterschool Program
• Questions for Program Staff
• The Effects of a High-Quality Afterschool Program

You can download the Information Sheets by clicking on the following links:

• English