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Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
America After 3PM is a national survey of parents or guardians of school-aged children, screening 31,055 households and having 14,393 households completing in-depth interviews via an online survey using a blend of national consumer panels. At least…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Lee Kenneth T.H., Whitaker Anamarie A., Pierce Kim M., January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Effects associated with early child care and out-of-school time (OST) during middle childhood were examined in a large sample of U.S. adolescents (N = 958). Both higher quality early child care AND more epochs of organized activities (afterschool…
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Simpkins Sandra, Pierce Kim M., Brown B. Bradford, Bolt Daniel, Reisner Elizabeth R., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Patterns of afterschool activities were studied in low-income, ethnically diverse children (n = 1796, M age = 8.7 yrs). Cluster analyses indicated four reliable clusters: (a) regular participation in a high-quality afterschool program, (b)…

Allen Patricia J., Chang Rong, Gorrall Britt K., Waggenspack Luke, Fukuda Eriko, Little Todd D., Noam Gil G., 12 November, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background: State afterschool networks across the US are engaged in system-building efforts to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-focused afterschool programming. This study examined national trends in STEM…
Florida Afterschool Network, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
Utilizing data from afterschool programs housed within the Florida Department of Children and Families' Child Care Database, Florida's Office of Early Learning Database, and Florida's Department of Education's 21st Century Office, FAN completed…
Utah Afterschool Network, Utah Education Policy Center, January, 2019
Other
The Utah Afterschool Network and the Utah Education Policy Center are pleased to provide a compilation of the current research and landscape of afterschool programs in Utah as of January 2019. This report outlines the work of the Utah Afterschool…
Wallace Ashley, Singer Jaime, Trentelman Ben, Shooter Wynn, Escamilla Luz, 22 May, 2018
Multimedia
This webinar examines findings from a report about afterschool quality systems, based on a scan of the 50 states. The following topics are covered: quality standards, assessment tools, core knowledge and competencies, credentialing systems, and…
Wallace Ashley, Singer Jaime, Trentelman Ben, Shooter Wynn, 22 May, 2018
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that examines findings from a report about afterschool quality systems, based on a scan of the 50 states. The following topics are covered: quality standards, assessment tools, core knowledge and…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Burchinal Margaret, Pierce Kim M., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Relations between early child care and adolescent functioning at the end of high school (EOHS; [mean] age = 18.3 years) were examined in a prospective longitudinal study of 1,214 children. Controlling for extensive measures of family background,…
Afterschool Alliance, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Given the promising role afterschool programs can play in addressing the inequities faced by families living in communities of concentrated poverty, and with the rise in the number of people living in communities of concentrated poverty, this…
Afterschool Alliance, August, 2016
Executive Summary
Given the promising role afterschool programs can play in addressing the inequities faced by families living in communities of concentrated poverty, and with the rise in the number of people living in communities of concentrated poverty, this…
National Summer Learning Association, United States. White House Office, United States. Department of Education, Civic Nation, 2016
Other
National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), in consultation with the White House, U.S. Department of Education, and Civic Nation, developed this guide to help state and local leaders identify the most promising funding streams to support summer…
Brand Betsy, Lidie Alli, Wieworka Ardith, Zipes Debbie, 16 November, 2015
Multimedia
This webinar examines ways in which statewide afterschool networks work to increase investment in out-of-school time programs. Presenters from New York, Massachusetts, and Indiana share the challenges, opportunities, and strategies employed in their…