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Abenavoli Rachel, December, 2019
Literature Review
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Early childhood education (ECE) programs have been shown to produce immediate positive impacts on children's cognitive abilities, academic knowledge, and social-emotional skills. However, some research suggests that impacts may be modest and short-…
Baron Alex, Evangelou Maria, Malmberg Lars-Erik, Melendez-Torres G. J. (Gerardo Javier), October, 2017
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The aim of this review is to synthesize the evidence on the effectiveness of the Tools program in promoting children's self-regulation and academic skills. (author abstract)

Knopf John A., Hahn Robert A., Proia Krista K., Truman Benedict I., Johnson Robert L., Muntaner Carles, Fielding Johnathan E., Jones Camara P., Fullilove Mindy T., Hunt Pete C., Qu Shuli, Chattopadhyay Sajal K., Milstein Bobby, Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.), November/December 2015
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Context: Low-income and minority status in the United States are associated with poor educational outcomes, which, in turn, reduce the long-term health benefits of education. Objective: This systematic review assessed the extent to which out-of-…
Protzko John, November/December 2015
Literature Review
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Many theories about the role of the environment in raising IQ have been put forward. There has not been an equal effort, however, in experimentally testing these theories. In this paper, we test whether the role of the environment in raising IQ is…
Kidron Yael, Lindsay Jim, July, 2014
Literature Review
This report summarizes a review of rigorous research studies on increased learning time. Findings across studies have been combined using meta-analysis techniques. - Increased learning time programs improved literacy and math achievement when…
Hahn Robert A., Rammohan Veda, Truman Benedict I., Milstein Bobby, Johnson Robert L., Muntaner Carles, Jones Camara P., Fullilove Mindy T., Chattopadhyay Sajal K., Hunt Pete C., Abraido-Lanza Ana F., Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.), March, 2014
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Context: Children from low-income and minority families are often behind higher-income and majority children in language, cognitive, and social development even before they enter school. Because educational achievement has been shown to improve long…
Redd Zakia, Boccanfuso Christopher, Walker Karen E., Princiotta Daniel, Knewstub Dylan, Moore Kristin Anderson, August, 2012
Literature Review
A review of research on program models that expand learning for children through extended school days, extended school years, and expanded learning opportunities during out-of-school time hours
Child Trends, July, 2012
Literature Review
A review of the impact of out-of-school time programs on adolescents' and young adults' behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, socioemotional health, life skills, education, and physical health, based on random assignment studies of…
Roth Jodie L., Malone Lizabeth M., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, June 2010
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A review of literature on the relationship between participation in after school programs and academic, behavioral, or socioemotional outcomes, based on 35 studies
Manning Matthew, Homel Ross, Smith Christine, April, 2010
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A meta-analysis of 17 studies, conducted from 1970 through 2008, of the effects of 11 early developmental prevention programs, delivered to at risk populations, on adolescent outcomes in the domains of cognitive development, educational/academic…
Lash Andrea, Bae Soung, Barrat Vanessa X., Burr Elizabeth, Fong Tony B., December, 2008
Literature Review
A review of 11 studies on the relationship between full-day kindergarten attendance and children's later academic outcomes
SERVE (Organization), 21 May, 2007
Literature Review
A review of studies on factors that influence students' taking advanced courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and the role of out of school time programs in students' persistence in STEM subjects
Zief Susan G., Lauver Sherri, Maynard Rebecca, 15 February, 2006
Literature Review
This review examines the evidence from recent experimental design evaluations on the impact of after-school programming on youth context (i.e., student location, supervision, and safety); participation in activities; and behavioral, social and…
Brown Elizabeth Glyn, McComb Errin, Scott-Little Catherine, 2003
Literature Review
A review of the research and literature associated with two types, school readiness initiatives and after-school programs, of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) programs, which provide care and learning opportunities for children before…
Munton Anthony G., Blackburn Teresa, Barreau Sofka, 2002
Literature Review
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A review of empirical evidence concerning good practice in the provision of out of school child care for school aged children, as found in English language journals from the United Kingdom and other countries