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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…
United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
Moore Kristin Anderson, Murphey David A., Bandy Tawana, Cooper Mae, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Children and youth who participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programming are more likely than their non-participating peers to do well in school, get sufficient physical exercise, and avoid involvement in risky behaviors. However, there are…
Afterschool Alliance, 2014
Reports & Papers
The report looks at children participating in afterschool programs and children missing out on afterschool opportunities. It examines who is in afterschool programs, the types of activities offered in programs, satisfaction with program quality, and…
Montgomery Denise, Rogovin Peter, Persaud Neromanie, 2013
Reports & Papers
An exploration of demand for and supply of after school arts programs for low income, urban tweens, based on 22 key informant interviews, 8 case studies of out-of-school time programs, and on 25 focus groups with and 11 ethnographies of 10- to 13-…
Afterschool Alliance, May, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of the summer child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students during the summer of 2008, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households
Afterschool Alliance, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
A 2009 update of and comparison to a 2004 study of the after school child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households
Black Alison R., Somers Marie-Andree, Doolittle Fred C., Unterman Rebecca, Grossman Jean Baldwin, September 2009
Reports & Papers
Impacts after the second year of implementation of the Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs, a two-year intervention and random assignment evaluation of structured math and reading instruction in after school programs…
Phillips Beth M., December 15, 2008
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of the emergent literacy outcomes of participation in Super WHY! Reading Camp, a week-long summer literacy program for preschool-age children, based on pre- and post-test assessments of 454 children who participated in 2008
Black Alison R., Doolittle Fred C., Zhu Pei, Unterman Rebecca, Grossman Jean Baldwin, June 2008
Reports & Papers
Impacts after the first year of implementation of the Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs, a two-year intervention and random assignment evaluation of structured math and reading instruction in after school programs…
Carver Priscilla R., Iruka Iheoma U., 2006
Reports & Papers
An examination of data from the After-School Programs and Activities survey on the participation of kindergarteners through eighth graders in after school programs, with discussion of the survey?s design, the different types of after school care,…
Meeks Lynn B., 2004
Reports & Papers
A quasi-experimental, longitudinal examination of the relationship between academic achievement and children's participation in 21st Century Community Learning Center programs in Alabama, through the use of standardized test scores and class grades…
Peterson Terry, Spitz Cara, 2003
Reports & Papers
A nationally representative survey of Twenty-first Century Community Learning Center grantees rated 11 commonly recommended sources of funding for sustaining after school programs, including in kind resources from a school district and a half-time…
Langford Barbara, 2001
Reports & Papers
A discussion of policy approaches towards the funding of programs for children outside of school time
Bradbard Marilyn R., 1994
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the factors and influences affecting parental selection of child care