Provider Resources

Out-of-School Time (OST) programs help both youth and working parents succeed. Programs are available throughout the city with a variety of activities to choose from including math and reading support, STEM/STEAM, arts and crafts, sports, and more!

During COVID-19, many Out-of-School Time (OST) after-school and summer programs have moved online to offer virtual, or hybrid in-person programming to Philadelphia students.

The Office of Children and Families wants to support OST providers and families as much as possible during this challenging time — scroll down for online resources we’ve compiled for program activities, professional development, and family support. These will be updated frequently to reflect new opportunities.

COVID-19 Resources from the City of Philadelphia


Professional Development for OST  / Access Center Providers


OST Programming Resources

General:
Online activity resources for OST providers: Check out our collection of online resources compiled by Office of Children and Families Out-of-School Time staff. This spreadsheet includes links to read alouds, coding activities, movement / physical education, STEM/STEAM, fun games, and more.

Activities for Access Centers

Use these interactive PDFs to help students pick enriching activities after their virtual work is complete. Activities include arts and crafts, games, movement, and stories!

Literacy

  • Download these early literacy toolkits developed by the OCF literacy team. Each toolkit pairs with a children’s book to guide readers through vocabulary lessons, reading discussions, and activities. Toolkits include teaching schedules and resources.
  • See our list of online read aloud videos compiled by Office of Children and Families Out-of-School Time staff.

Health and Athletics 

Creative and Performing Arts 

  • Hip Hop Fundamentals dance classes: check out this video series of fun dance lessons from Hip Hop Fundamentals and Young Audiences Arts for Learning. Younger students (grades 1-3) can learn the basics of classic hip-hop dancing including footwork, rhythm, and freezes culminating in a complete routine. Older students (grades 4 and up) can learn from a more advanced series that covers toprocking, six-step, and power moves culminating in a fun and challenging routine!
  • Access Fleisher Art Adventures – Fleisher Art Memorial is offering a free series of weekly, online art lessons for Philadelphia students in grades K – 8. Projects range from paper mache, pop-art, bookmaking, drawing and more! Classes are available in Spanish. New projects and tutorials will be posted weekly on the Art Adventures page.

Find more ideas for OST creative arts activities in our online activity resources spreadsheet.


We will continue to update this list as new resources become available. There’s more to come, so check back soon!

Last Updated: 09/23/20