After-school students care is the transportation of children to their homes or schools following the end of a school day. It is common for this service to be provided by public transport authorities in cities around the world, with other modes such as carpooling and taxi/bus services being also used. The main cost is usually borne by parents, although local authorities occasionally provide subsidies and can make arrangements with businesses in order to provide free or discounted services. In most cases, after-school student care activities are provided during normal school hours (with some exceptions such as key child minding), but not on school holidays.
Why After School Student’s Care is Vital
In order to improve children’s educational outcomes, many countries around the world provide after-school student care. A number of studies have demonstrated that it improves children’s school attendance, reduces truancy, and improves educational outcomes by increasing the amount of time spent on more stimulating and relevant learning activities. In addition to these benefits, it is also widely accepted that offering these services helps to reduce social problems such as dropping out of school and delinquency. The provision of these services is often a condition for receiving public funds for the operation of schools, usually in the form of “distance learning” grants.
Ensuring that children are in school by a certain time provides various benefits to society. It reduces truancy and absenteeism and also helps to improve school attendance. Ensuring that children are in school by a certain time also reduces social problems such as juvenile delinquency, which is one of the main contributors to crime.
The provision of after-school student care services is often a condition for receiving public funds for the operation of schools, usually in the form of “distance learning” grants. This funding helps to improve educational outcomes because it helps increase the amount of time spent on more stimulating and relevant learning activities.
Many countries around the world provide these services, including a large number of developed countries such as Singapore. In some cases, it is provided by schools or other educational institutions; however, some institutions may not be able to provide these services in order to meet their own needs.
Typically, after-school students care services are provided by non-profit associations, businesses, or local authorities. In many cases, these services are made available to all children at no cost; however, in some areas students may be required to contribute towards the cost of providing these services. In some areas, schools and local authorities may also provide subsidies.