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Forum for Youth Investment, August, 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of efforts to improve quality in out-of-school time programs
Yohalem Nicole, Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, January, 2009
Methods
A guide to observational instruments for measuring out-of-school time program quality, including the instruments' purpose, structure, content, and technical properties
Yohalem Nicole, Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, January, 2009
Executive Summary
A summary of a guide to observational instruments for measuring out-of-school time program quality, including the instruments' purpose, structure, content, and technical properties
Forum for Youth Investment, November, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of efforts to identify and measure common youth, program, and system-level outcomes for out-of-school time programs
Forum for Youth Investment, June, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of research on staff caregiving practices in the youth work field
Yohalem Nicole, Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, Fischer Sean, Shinn Marybeth, March 2007
Methods
A guide comparing the purpose, structure, content and technical properties of tools to assess youth program quality
Yohalem Nicole, Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, Fischer Sean, Shinn Marybeth, March 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of a guide comparing the purpose, structure, content and technical properties of tools to assess youth program quality
Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, Yohalem Nicole, Pittman Karen, March, 2007
Reports & Papers
Three case studies of quality-improvement efforts in programs providing out-of-school time services
Wilson-Ahlstrom Alicia, Yohalem Nicole, Pittman Karen, March, 2007
Executive Summary
A summary of three case studies of quality-improvement efforts in programs providing out-of-school time services
Akiva Tom, Yohalem Nicole, November 2006
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of an exploration of the state and local approaches to the development of quality rating and improvement systems for early childhood education and care programs and services
Yohalem Nicole, Wilson Alicia, Yu Diana, 2005
Other
A discussion of out-of-school programs surrounding issues of quality, the manner in iwhich they are defined and assessed, and the ways quality can be improved and sustained
Forum for Youth Investment, 2003
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview evaluating the development and impact of after-school programs, such as the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st Century), on school-age children
Tolman Joel, Pittman Karen, Yohalem Nicole, Thomases Jean, Trammel Ming, 2002
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An examination of child care quality amongst United States cities, including what measures best ensure consistent quality in child care for young people, the impact standards possess in supporting quality program development, the role of program…