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Quality Matters Online: A self-study

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Learn about the essential components of a high-quality youth program and how to create environments that are positive places for young people to develop. In this basics class, participants will learn about the current research that helps us define quality and begin understanding how to measure and improve it. At the core of Quality Matters is the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA), a nationally recognized observational measurement tool that provides a valid and reliable way to assess program quality. Participants will dig into the specific quality practices as defined by the YPQA for use in their own practice.

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This is a great basics course for part-time staff, volunteers or new staff joining organizations that are focusing on improving quality as a regular part of their work.

The course is free, but registration is required.

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