ERIC Number: ED429737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Enriching Children's Out-of-School Time. ERIC Digest.
School-age children between the ages of 5 and 14 spend up to 80% of their time out of school. These hours represent an opportunity to help children grow and acquire important social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills and to help them develop lifelong interests. This time can also be used to provide support for the academic challenges faced by children each day in school. Out-of-school time programs provide opportunities for young adolescents to learn skills that are not usually acquired in school, such as athletic and artistic performance skills. Programs may also extend and enrich academic skills by enabling participation in a debate club or computer club. This Digest examines two broad categories of enrichment programs--extracurricular and academic enrichment--and describes specific programs, such as the Art Moves Us program in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and LA's BEST in Los Angeles, California. The Digest also discusses program funding opportunities and gives examples of specific programs such as the MOST Initiative in Boston, Chicago, and Seattle. (LPP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Education, After School Programs, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Extended School Day, Extracurricular Activities, Financial Support, Learning Activities, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.