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ERIC Number: ED446190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Programas despues de las horas de clase: Manteniendo a los ninos seguros y aprendiendo (After-School Programs: Keeping Children Safe and Smart).
This document explains the advantages of afterschool programs for students and describes the components that make them successful. The major benefits from such programs are increased safety for children, a reduction in risk taking among children participating, and improved learning. Among the elements that characterize high quality afterschool programs are: (1) the establishment of goals, administrative support, and sustainability; (2) qualified personnel; (3) attention to safety, health, and nutrition; (4) efficacious cooperation among programs and the community; (5) strong family participation; (6) educational enrichment activities; (7) effective networking between school personnel and the afterschool program staff; and (8) evaluation of the efficacy and progress of the program. Some descriptions of successful afterschool programs illustrate these components in action. A list of resource organizations and Web sites is attached. (SLD)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Child Health, Child Safety, Community Involvement, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Family Programs, Latchkey Children, Learning, Program Effectiveness, Spanish Speaking, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For the English version, see ED 438 395.