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Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of the Improving Programs, Policies, and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings Project (MCASP). It presents characteristics of the five study sites along with key…

Bartko W. Todd, Miller Kassandra, Sparr Mariel, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes findings on the sources, use, and adequacy of program funding from interviews with five afterschool program administrators and frontline staff. The five programs represent diverse geographic regions, program settings, and…

Sparr Mariel, Cachat Patrice, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—serving elementary age children and representing diverse geographic regions, settings, and populations served—view their roles and contributions to provide gender-aware afterschool programming.…

Bartko W. Todd, Sparr Mariel, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Afterschool programs provide opportunities for physical activity for millions of children in the United States. This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—…

Sparr Mariel, Cachat Patrice, Bartko W. Todd, Filene Jill H., Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief summarizes how five afterschool programs—representing diverse geographic regions, program settings, and served populations—view their roles and contributions to promoting young children’s SEBH. Findings were gathered through interviews…

Sparr Mariel, Morrison Colleen, Miller Kassandra, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Literature Review

This literature review sought to - Supplement and update existing literature and meta-analytic reviews of social-emotional and behavioral health outcomes achieved in afterschool programs, with a specific focus on those serving children 6 to 12…

Lyon Kate, Geary Erin, Sparr Mariel, Buckless Brandie, Salvador Melina, Morales Julie, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
The following explains the purpose of this report: 1. Describe the Tribal Home Visiting Program, grantees, and family and community contexts that influence implementation of the program 2. Highlight the expanded reach and availability of home…
Lyon Kate, Geary Erin, Sparr Mariel, Buckless Brandie, Salvador Melina, Morales Julie, November, 2015
Executive Summary
The Tribal Home Visiting Program, part of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV, the Federal Home Visiting Program), is an unprecedented expansion of culturally responsive services for vulnerable American Indian or…
Marchand Julia, Sparr Mariel, Vinson Matthew, Moroney Deborah, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
American Institutes for Research (AIR), on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), is currently undertaking an evaluation of Rhode Island's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. Ultimately, this evaluation…
Marchand Julia, Sparr Mariel, Vinson Matthew, Moroney Deborah, June, 2013
Executive Summary
American Institutes for Research (AIR), on behalf of the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), is currently undertaking an evaluation of Rhode Island's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. Ultimately, this evaluation…
Moroney Deborah, Marchand Julia, Naftzger Neil, Liu Feng, Vinson Matthew, Sparr Mariel, October, 2012
Reports & Papers
A primary goal of afterschool programs, including 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programs throughout Oregon, is the promotion of academic and youth development through enrichment and expanded learning opportunities. Multiple…
Moroney Deborah, Marchand Julia, Naftzger Neil, Liu Feng, Vinson Matthew, Sparr Mariel, October, 2012
Executive Summary
A primary goal of afterschool programs, including 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programs throughout Oregon, is the promotion of academic and youth development through enrichment and expanded learning opportunities. Multiple…
Korfmacher Jon, Laszewski Audrey, Sparr Mariel, Hammel Jennifer, 25 June, 2012
Instruments
Korfmacher Jon, Laszewski Audrey, Sparr Mariel, Hammel Jennifer, 25 June, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the development and field testing of the Home Visiting Program Quality Rating Tool, a quality rating measure, based on data collected from 21 home visiting programs in Wisconsin and Illinois
Korfmacher Jon, Laszewski Audrey, Sparr Mariel, Hammel Jennifer, 08 June, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of an examination of the development and field testing of the Home Visiting Program Quality Rating Tool, a quality rating measure, based on data collected from 21 home visiting programs in Wisconsin and Illinois