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Afterschool Alliance, May 2021
Executive Summary

Time for a Game-Changing Summer, With Opportunity and Growth for All of America’s Youth, reviews the America After 3PM summer 2019 findings, with 2020 parent and provider summer survey data included to shed light on what young people are…

Pears Katherine C., Miao Alicia, Green Beth L., Lauzus Nicole, Tremaine Elizabeth, March 2021
Executive Summary

In March of 2020, many services and supports for families were suspended or otherwise disrupted due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This report presents the results of a Household Survey that was conducted in Fall 2020 to learn about how the…

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…
Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, Yazejian Noreen, Shelton-Ormond Anna, Foster Tiffany, December, 2020
Executive Summary
The Implementation Study was designed to examine local variations in the statewide implementation of PA PKC in relation to the program regulations and early learning standards. The study entailed surveys with three groups of families (current PA PKC…
DosRemedios Titus, Lamari Briana, July, 2020
Executive Summary
During the fall and winter of 2019-2020, The Massachusetts Partnership for Infants and Toddlers (MPIT) surveyed families of young children (Birth-age 5) across the state. The goal was to learn about families' experiences with early childhood…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, Lammers Shea, Bushaw Kimberly, April, 2020
Executive Summary
North Dakota State University, Extension led efforts to expand understanding and opportunities for family engagement (Goal 3.10). This report summary presents findings based on three focus groups across the state, as well as a parent feedback survey…
Infurna Charles J., Hightower A. Dirk, Embt Kathleen, Van Wagner Genemarie, Strano Lauri, Lotyczewski Bohdan S., Montes Guillermo, MacGowan, III Andrew, Hooper Robin, Boyle Rebecca, Lubecki Lynn, Peelle David, December, 2018
Executive Summary
This is a summary of a report that presents Rochester Early Childhood Assessment Partnership's (RECAP) major findings for 2017-2018 Expanded Prekindergarten (EPK) and Universal Prekindergarten (UPK), along with family perspectives and relationship…
Education Development Center, SRI International, March, 2018
Executive Summary
This report describes results from a national telephone survey of 1,442 parents* with at least one three- to six-year-old child living at home. The survey asked parents about their attitudes, beliefs, and practices related to early learning, science…
Bierman Karen L., Morris Pamela A., Abenavoli Rachel, January, 2017
Executive Summary
Many effective parent support programs focus on the earliest years of life (ages 0-3). To address children's school readiness needs, however, parent engagement efforts need to intensify during the preschool years. The following approaches, based on…
Banuelos Noelle, July, 2016
Executive Summary

In 2015-2016, LAUP implemented its first year of the Family Engagement Model grounded in the Strengthening Families and Protective Factors (SFPF) Framework. This model was implemented through a series of coordinated program activities and the…

Katz Michael, Johnson Martha C., Adams Gina, June, 2016
Executive Summary
Over the past decade, there has been an increased focus on attendance and reducing absenteeism in schools. Driven in part by continued research on the negative impact of absenteeism on school performance, future attendance, truancy, and dropout…
Brotherson Sean E., Saxena Divya, June, 2016
Executive Summary
In 2015-2016 the program operated at 64 sites across North Dakota with 1,169 families enrolled. Fifty school districts participated and held a total of 90 course sessions. Response rate to the evaluation was 72.7% (850 total respondents). This…
United States. Department of Health and Human Services, United States. Department of Education, 05 May, 2016
Executive Summary
Families are their children's first and most important teachers, advocates, and nurturers. As such, strong family engagement is central--not supplemental--to the success of early childhood systems and programs that promote children's healthy…
Shivers Eva Marie, Yang Charles, Farago Flora, May, 2016
Executive Summary
The overall goal of the analysis described in this brief, Brief #2 in a series of four, was to explore and document the characteristics of an increasingly larger segment of child care providers in this country, Latina Family, Friend, and Neighbor…
Westat, Inc., Metis Associates, Inc., Branch Associates, Inc., 19 February, 2016
Executive Summary
This report describes families' engagement in the first year of the Pre-K for All program, and the effect this program had on participating families and children. Findings described in this report are from two data sources: a family survey and focus…