ERIC Number: ED342840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The After-School Program for School-Age Children. A Descriptive Report. Report No. 13, Vol. 25.
Popwell, Emma P.
This report describes the administrative structure and program design for an after-school program for school age children (aged between 5 and 13 years) in the 1990-91 school year in the Atlanta (Georgia) Public Schools (APS). The program took policy and regulations from the pertinent Board of Education policy and guidelines and was administered by teams consisting of personnel from the APS system and from the contracted sponsoring agency at 56 elementary school and middle school sites. Of those sites, some received funds and in-kind support, while others received in-kind support only. The programs operated between 2:30 PM and 6:00 PM on days that school was in session. Enrollment varied based on need and local facilities; in the 1990-91 school year, 2,154 students received funds and in-kind support, and 1,424 students received in-kind support only. The fees were on a sliding scale. A ratio of 1 adult to 15 children was maintained. Program components included education, enrichment, nutrition, recreation, and parental contributions. Parents provided transportation and purchased student insurance. Program goals were to provide low-cost supervised learning and enriching experiences for children who must wait alone or with a sibling for parents to return from work. Program objectives included the following: (1) reducing the numbers of latch-key children; (2) providing homework/school support; (3) providing cultural enrichment; (4) providing physical recreation; (5) teaching self-care skills; and (6) broadening community support and ties to the schools. Two tables are appended. (JB)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Enrichment Activities, Homework, Latchkey Children, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Physical Recreation Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Design, School Age Day Care, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Self Care Skills, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.