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ERIC Number: ED531949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
School-Age Child Care Arrangements. Research-to-Policy Connections No. 4
Lawrence, Sharmila; Kreader, J. Lee
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
School-age children ages 5 through 12 years spend their out-of-school time in many different types of arrangements. In addition to parental care, these include relative care, non-relative care (either in their own or another family's home), center- or school-based programs, sports and extracurricular activities, summer activities, and self-care. Care types are not necessarily exclusive; some children spend time in a combination of arrangements or have more than one arrangement within a type. This brief will focus primarily on the range of non-parental arrangements in which school-age children participate regularly, both during the school year and in the summer. This range is greater and more complex for school-age children than for infants and toddlers and preschoolers who are primarily in center care, relative care, or non-relative care. (Contains 8 figures, 3 tables and 7 endnotes.)
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections. National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 646-284-9600; Fax: 646-284-9623; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
Authoring Institution: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections