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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…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Simpkins Sandra, Pierce Kim M., Brown B. Bradford, Bolt Daniel, Reisner Elizabeth R., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Patterns of afterschool activities were studied in low-income, ethnically diverse children (n = 1796, M age = 8.7 yrs). Cluster analyses indicated four reliable clusters: (a) regular participation in a high-quality afterschool program, (b)…

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…
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Burchinal Margaret, Pierce Kim M., October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Relations between early child care and adolescent functioning at the end of high school (EOHS; [mean] age = 18.3 years) were examined in a prospective longitudinal study of 1,214 children. Controlling for extensive measures of family background,…
Afterschool Alliance, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Given the promising role afterschool programs can play in addressing the inequities faced by families living in communities of concentrated poverty, and with the rise in the number of people living in communities of concentrated poverty, this…
Afterschool Alliance, August, 2016
Executive Summary
Given the promising role afterschool programs can play in addressing the inequities faced by families living in communities of concentrated poverty, and with the rise in the number of people living in communities of concentrated poverty, this…
Grantmakers for Education's Out-of-School Time Funder Network, Summer 2014
Reports & Papers
Last year, Grantmakers for Education's Out-of-School Time (OST) Funder Network, as part of its strategic planning process, gathered insights from a diverse group of grantmakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, and advocates on questions such…
Harris Erin, Malone Helen Janc, Sunnanon Tai, March, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A review of research studies on nine out-of-school time programs located in rural areas
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Pierce Kim M., Karsh Andrea, 03 February, 2011
Reports & Papers
A study of the concurrent and longitudinal relationships between after school program participation and students' academic, social, and behavioral outcomes, based on four-year follow-up surveys from 436 students who participated in a study of high-…
Chun Katie, Harris Erin, January 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A review of research studies on six out-of-school time programs with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for girls
Votruba-Drzal Elizabeth, Coley Rebekah Levine, Maldonado-Carreno Carolina, Li-Grining Christine P., Chase-Lansdale P. Lindsay, September/October 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between low-income children's development of behavior problems during middle childhood and child care quality, extent and type of care, as well as an examination of child characteristics, gender, and race-ethnicity, as…
Sandel Kathryn, Bhat Soumya, January, 2008
Other
A description of funding sources and financing strategies to assist service providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders in securing and sustaining funds for rural out-of-school-time programs
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Reisner Elizabeth R., Pierce Kim M., October, 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of a longitudinal study of the relationship of elementary and middle school students' after school experiences, including participation in high-quality after school programs, to their academic, social, and behavioral outcomes
Vandell Deborah Lowe, Reisner Elizabeth R., Pierce Kim M., Brown B. Bradford, Lee Dale, Bolt Daniel, Pechman Ellen M., 08 August, 2006
Reports & Papers
Findings from a longitudinal study of the relationship of elementary and middle school students' after school experiences, including participation in high-quality after school programs, to their academic, social, and behavioral outcomes, based on…