ERIC Number: ED356043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
National Study of Before- and After-School Programs. Final Report.
Seppanen, Patricia S.; And Others
This study presents a nationwide picture of the prevalence, structure, and features of formal school- and center-based programs that provide before- and after-school care for children between the ages of 5 and 15. Data for the study were gathered in 1991 through telephone interviews of some 1,300 child care programs and site visits to 12 programs. Chapter 1 of the report provides introductory information and chapter 2 profiles program enrollments. Chapter 3 describes the organizational characteristics of the providers. Findings related to programmatic features and the demand for additional services are considered in chapter 4. Chapter 5 discusses characteristics of programs that serve high proportions of children from lower-income families, and chapter 6 examines the characteristics of programs located in public schools. Findings and issues related to program quality and user satisfaction are summarized in chapter 7. In chapter 8, the report's conclusions and their implications for policy and practice are presented. Three appendixes provide: (1) descriptions of the characteristics and operations of the 12 programs visited; (2) the study's design and methodology; and (3) the instrument used in the telephone survey. A separately published 17-page executive summary has been appended. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA.; Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.; RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.