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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…
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…
Gersh Anna, Smith Charles, McGovern Gina, April, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report is an evaluation of the 2014-2015 Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. It presents the evaluation's purpose and components, a summary of findings in relation to statewide goals and objectives and the leading…
Wade Christine E., January, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Experiences of 298 children with their caregivers in after-school programs (ASPs) were examined as predictors of social-emotional functioning across the first through fifth grade. Moderating effects of previous social-emotional problems, child…
Singer Jaime, Hutson Michael, August, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report contains information on a study conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR) to make recommendations for a School Age Design of Great Start to Quality, Michigan’s tiered quality rating improvement system (QRIS). The first report…
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…
Sniegowski Samantha, Smith Charles, Garner Angelina, Gersh Anna, McGovern Gina, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
During the 2012-2013 program year, Arkansas 21st CCLC projects successfully completed requirements for the statewide evaluation process including implementation of the Leading Indicators performance measures and successful submission of PPICS data.…
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…
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
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…
Guzzardi Jose, Little Marquita, Mitchell James, May, 2008
Reports & Papers
A study of the demand for after school programs among middle and high school students in Arkansas, based on a survey of approximately 3,700 public school students
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,…
NICHD Early Child Care Research Network, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study determining the effects of family factors, child care types, and child care hours on children's functioning, utilizing data from the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care (SECC)