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  • 62,518 (47%) kids in Delaware would participate in an afterschool program if one were available
  • 21, 404 (14%) kids were on their own and unsupervised between the hours of 3 and 6pm in 2020 in Delaware
  • 16, 237 (11%) kids in Delaware participate in afterschool programs
  • 3, 088 kids in Delaware participate in a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program—serving children living in high-poverty areas and attending low- performing schools
  • 81% of Delaware’s parents say afterschool helps them keep their job and 85% say it helps provide them with peace of mind

Source: Afterschool Alliance 2020 America After 3PM report

DDOE Social, Emotional Learning (SEL) Toolkits

Delaware’s social and emotional learning (SEL) toolkits are designed to be used as a starting point for educators, school staff and community members to begin integrating SEL into their practices and interactions with students. The following toolkits include initial strategies and resources to improve students’ social, emotional and behavioral health:

For classroom teachers

English language arts (ELA)

Health education

Library media


Physical education


Social studies

Special education

Visual and performing arts

World languages

For school staff, families and stakeholders

School counseling

School leadership

Out-of-school time

Families and caregivers

For specific skill support

Responsible decision-making skills

Self-awareness and self-management

Social awareness and relationship skills

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What We Are Doing

Raising Awareness
DEAN raises awareness of the impact afterschool, out of school and summer programs have on youth success.
Gathering Data
DEAN gathers, analyzes and shares data to drive improvements in afterschool, out of school and summer practice and policy.
Creating Meaningful Bridges
DEAN provides intentional and meaningful bridges between leaders of schools, communities and families in order to better support youth learning.
Establishing and Strengthening Structures
DEAN establishes and strengthens structures, pathways and principles for high-quality afterschool, out of school and summer programming.

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DEAN is proud to be the state affiliate for the National Afterschool Association