ERIC Number: ED451920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Hours of Risk or Opportunity? The State of School-Age Care in Arizona.
Thompson, Anne, Ed.
With a growing number of families with both parents in the workforce, there is a continuing struggle to find child care for school-age children during the out-of-school hours: before and after school, summers, and holidays. This report provides an overview of the need for school-age care in Arizona and highlights the state's major program providers (licensed and certified school-age programs, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, parks and recreation programs, school programs, and additional programs/activities). The report also provides examples of out-of-school child care needs assessments and program inventories developed and undertaken in other states and localities, and identifies key questions and issues that should be addressed as part of a more systematic needs assessment of school-age care. The report's appendices present additional resources, a summary of school-age care licensing requirements, a 21st Century Community Learning Center program summary table, a parks and recreation department program summary table, a site list of Boys and Girls Clubs of Arizona, and an Oregon needs assessment sample survey. (EV)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Early Childhood Education, Latchkey Children, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Recreational Programs, School Age Day Care
Children's Action Alliance, 4001 North 3rd Street, Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Tel: 602-266-0707; Fax: 602-263-8792; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web Site: http://www.azchildren.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Governor's Office for Children, Phoenix.; Arizona School-Age Coalition, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona