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Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, April 2021
Reports & Papers

This report aims to answer the following questions, summarize findings from analyses conducted in November 2019, highlight gaps in the available information on quality investments, and offer implications for future research. 1) What were states’…

Trivedi Pamala, Hoffman Cheri, February 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief synthesizes and extends key findings from the Improving Programs, Policies, and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings Project (MCASP) (see sidebar). Findings draw from a literature review,…

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…

James Bell Associates, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This summary presents the results of a literature review to identify afterschool programs serving children aged 6–12 that report positive outcomes in social-emotional, behavioral, or physical health. (author abstract)

Lin Van-Kim Bui, Maxwell Kelly, Daily Sarah, Stepleton Kate, October, 2020
Reports & Papers

The purpose of the Initial Effects of Child Care Reauthorization on Child Care Markets project is to understand early implementation issues related to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 by examining existing data,…

Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This special topic paper outlines the rationale for using and supporting logic models grounded in theories of change to help build the TI evidence base. It draws from information gleaned from our research summary, program scan, key informant…
Ingoldsby Erin M., Morrison Colleen, Ruben Joelle, Melz Heidi, Cairone Karen, August, 2020
Executive Summary
This special topic paper presents key findings on the use of theories of change and logic models in TI initiatives gleaned from the following project activities: - A research summary of TI systems-level initiatives - A program scan featuring…
Selekman Rebekah, Holcomb Pamela A., October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief examines the use of child support cooperation requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program and child care subsidy programs funded under the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF). (author abstract)
United States. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Based on the issue brief, "Child Support Cooperation Requirements in Child Care Subsidy Programs and SNAP: Key Policy Considerations" by Rebekah Selekman and Pamela Holcomb, Mathematica Policy Research prepared under contract #HHSP233201500035I /…
Barr Andrew, Gibbs Chloe, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Despite substantial evidence that resources and outcomes are transmitted across generations, there has been limited inquiry into the extent to which anti-poverty programs actually disrupt the cycle of bad outcomes. We explore how the effects of the…