ERIC Number: ED464720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Fact Sheet on School-Age Children's Out-of-School Time.
Wellesley Coll., MA. National Inst. on Out-of-School Time.
This fact sheet provides information related to school-age children's out-of-school time. The fact sheet summarizes findings of research related to the following topics: (1) families' need for supervision of children and youth; (2) types of after school activities; (3) demographic information on children in America; (4) links between children's health and safety indicators and unsupervised time; (5) the variety of programs available to meet children's needs for after-school care and education; (6) the benefits of high quality after-school programs; (7) links between after-school program participation rates and positive outcomes; (8) the costs of after-school care; (9) the increase in public support for after-school programs; and (10) the growth of public and private funding for after-school care and education programs. (Contains 54 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Child Health, Child Safety, Demography, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Leisure Time, Public Opinion, Secondary School Students
National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Center for Research on Women, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02181-8203. Tel: 781-283-2547; Fax: 781-283-3657; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.niost.org/factsheet.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. National Inst. on Out-of-School Time.