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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…
Afterschool Alliance, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
The 2020 Top 10 States for Afterschool brief delves into the data used to determine the top 10, as well as factors that may have contributed to each state’s ranking. What it finds overall is that every state in the top 10 has its own unique story of…
Quality Care for Children, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The following is a summary report and recommendations regarding the impact of Boost: Making College Possible (Boost: MCP), a child care tuition assistance initiative led by Quality Care for Children (QCC), at four participating universities from…
EMC Research, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
The following are key findings from an online poll conducted July 20-29, 2020 by EMC Research among 821 California parent/guardians with at least one child under age 8 who are childcare decision-makers. The survey was offered in English, Spanish,…
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…
Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Player Daniel, Zagardo Michelle, January-March 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines whether parents' overall satisfaction with their child's early childhood education (ECE) program is correlated with a broad set of program characteristics, including (a) observational assessments of teacher-child interactions; (b…
Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Player Daniel, Zagardo Michelle, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
High quality early childhood education (ECE) programs can lead to substantial benefits for children, however many children are not attending programs of sufficient quality to yield meaningful developmental gains. To address this problem, states have…
Barnard-Brak Lucy, Nuner Joyce, Sulak Tracey N., Davis Tonya, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Child care arrangements, costs, and satisfaction among parents of children with emotional or behavioral disorders were examined as compared with parents of children with other disabilities. The current study used a large, nationally representative,…
Teszenyi Eleonora, Hevey Denise, November/December 2015
Reports & Papers
Hungary has experienced significant political, economic, demographic and social changes since the end of Soviet domination in the 1990s. The gradual move towards liberal democracy has been accompanied by growing emphasis on individualism, choice and…
Barros Sílvia, Leal Teresa, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The main goal of this study was to examine parents' and teachers' perceptions of quality in early childhood education for toddlers in Portugal. A total of 110 parents and 110 teachers participated in the study, rating the importance of specific…
Mereoiu Mariana, Bland Carol, Dobbins Nicole, Niemeyer Judith A., Spring 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood programs serve increasing numbers of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. While many programs have made significant progress in providing educational services responsive to the needs of children with ASD…
Rentzou Konstantina, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education and care is a multifaceted institution. Based on children's age, a number of different settings operate, which have usually two distinct aims. Kindergartens provide mainly education whereas day care centres provide care.…
Koops Lisa Huisman, December, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A case study of parents' experiences of building a community of learners in an early childhood music class using the Music Play Zone--an online social networking site, their perceptions of the benefits of participation in the online community, the…