Resources for parents and professionals

As an afterschool professional do you ask yourself, "How do I stay up-to-date as an educator?" As a parent do you wonder, "What makes up a quality afterschool program, and how do I find one?"

Well, you've come to the right place. It's not very surprising that these questions are connected. That's because an integral component of any successful afterschool or summer learning program is the quality of its staff.

To help parents and professionals we've pulled together current research, education and funding opportunities, as well as an interactive map to locate programs that match your criteria.

afterschool map thumnailFind an Afterschool Program

An interactive map to help RI families find the right afterschool and summer learning programs for their children. Start exploring.

Funding Opportunities

Looking for available grants, scholarships, or grant writing tips? Enjoy these online resources.

PolicyBriefPolicy Briefs

Our latest summaries of afterschool learning research and the future of learning.

Research + Reports

Research from RIAN, the Wallace Foundation, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, and the Afterschool Alliance. 

Tools for Programs

Resources to start your own afterschool program, along with the six critical stages you'll experience.


From competency-based learning to teaching children with autism, a helpful listing of webinars to keep you informed.

RIAN at the State House

A summary of RIAN's membership meeting at the Rhode Island State House.

Every Hour Counts Measurement Framework

Why the Every Hour Counts Measurement Framework is important for Rhode Island. 


Archived copies of Bridgesthe former monthly e-newsletter of RIAN.