Our Quality Standards were developed in partnership with OST stakeholders in Virginia by looking at both local and national models of quality standards. For OST providers, it is a tool to assess program quality, either alone or in conjunction with other  assessments. They were intentionally formed broad enough to apply to a variety of programs including rural and urban settings, school and community-based programs and diverse youth populations of varying backgrounds, ages and abilities. The Quality Standards can provide context to the recommended standards of the field nationally and in Virginia.

Professional Development

VPOST provides professional development and technical assistance trainings for professionals in the out-of-school time field. Trainings are available both virtually or on location.

Childcare Licensure Guide

In 2023, VPOST developed a guide to simplify and provide complementing resources to the Standards for Virginia Child Day Programs.

Our guide gives a user-friendly overview of enrolling participating in the licensure program and highlights the information most applicable to school-aged, out-of-school time programs reducing the need to sift through non-relevant early childhood requirements.