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LiBetti Ashley, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, policy and practice must bring home-based child care providers into the fold of the early childhood ecosystem. Any future efforts to improve access to and quality of early care and education must recognize…

Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This fact sheet examines unmet demand for and parental satisfaction with afterschool programs in the Arkansas – Mississippi Delta region, based on data collected for the 2020 America After 3PM survey.
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…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Valant Jon, Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Gerry Alica, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Enrolling in publicly funded early childhood education involves searching for programs, applying, verifying eligibility, and registering with the program. Many families do not complete this process, despite demonstrated interest. In this study, we…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Valant Jon, Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Gerry Alica, 23 June, 2020
Reports & Papers
Enrolling in publicly funded early childhood education involves searching for programs, applying, verifying eligibility, and registering with the program. Many families do not complete this process, despite demonstrated interest. In this study, we…
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…
Weixler Lindsay Bell, Valant Jon, Bassok Daphna, Doromal Justin B., Gerry Alica, 06 June, 2019
Reports & Papers
The early childhood enrollment process involves searching for programs, applying, verifying eligibility (for publicly funded seats), and enrolling. Many families do not complete the process. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess…
Trust for Learning, 2017
Reports & Papers
This report summarizes a comprehensive research program undertaken by the Trust for Learning to provide insight into how and why parents make choices about their children's early childhood development from birth through age five. The Trust…
Trust for Learning, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Parents' goals, motivations and activities to support their children's early development are comprehensively documented in the Trust for Learning's Parents as Consumers research. The Trust commissioned this research for two reasons: 1) To help…

Mead Sara, Mitchel Ashley LiBetti, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
Both charter schools and preschools have shown tremendous potential to change the educational and life trajectories of low-income kids. In combination, they could do even more to improve the odds for our nation's most vulnerable youngsters. But…
Mead Sara, Mitchel Ashley LiBetti, July, 2015
Executive Summary
Both charter schools and preschools have shown tremendous potential to change the educational and life trajectories of low-income kids. In combination, they could do even more to improve the odds for our nation's most vulnerable youngsters. But…
Afterschool Alliance, February, 2014
Other
To better understand promising practices in the afterschool field, this report is divided into three sections. The first section--Exploring Outcomes--reviews outcomes associated with participation in afterschool programs, synthesizing high-quality…
Arkansas. Governor's Task Force on Best Practices for After-School and Summer Programs, August, 2008
Reports & Papers
The Governor's Task Force on Best Practices for After-School and Summer Programs pursued its mission and goals with a clear recognition of the long history of dedicated providers of these programs in Arkansas, the growing body of research that…