Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. is a non‐profit, intermediary organization dedicated to ensuring that afterschool and summer programs in Palm Beach County are of the highest quality. We provide resources and technical assistance to program providers throughout the county in four key areas: Quality Improvement, Professional Development, Research and Evaluation, and Community Engagement and Supports.
Community Engagement and Supports
Prime Time exists to support quality afterschool programming. In addition to providing training for afterschool professionals and quality improvement services for programs, Prime Time also offers a range of services to engage and assist afterschool programs and providers and to advance the field of afterschool. Find out more >
The Quality Improvement System (QIS) for afterschool consists of services and supports to increase afterschool program quality. Using the Palm Beach County Quality Standards for Afterschool as the foundation for the work, our quality advisors guide participating programs through a self‐assessment process and development of an improvement plan. They assist executive directors, program managers and staff in identifying and implementing opportunities to improve quality for children and youth, and encourage the use of other Prime Time and community resources. Find out more >
Prime Time has partnered with stakeholders and educational institutions in the community to create a comprehensive professional development system that supports afterschool practitioners in Palm Beach County along a targeted pathway of professional development and training.
The system, which connects education, compensation, and retention, consists of core competencies, credit and non‐credit educational pathways, scholarships and other financial incentives, and career advising. Find out more >
Prime Time conducts evaluations of all its services to inform continuous quality improvement efforts and to access funding for additional resources for our county's afterschool community. Our Research and Evaluation team creates surveys and assessments, collects and analyzes data, and works with external evaluators.
Information on best practices and lessons learned are shared locally and nationally in an effort to strengthen the field of afterschool. Find out more >