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ERIC Number: ED531951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The Quality of School-Age Child Care in After-School Settings. Research-to-Policy Connections No. 7
Little, Priscilla M.
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
This brief identifies the features of high-quality after-school settings that have emerged from the research and are reflected in program quality tools. It also examines key research linking program quality to positive developmental outcomes; it reviews current practice in program quality assessment; and it offers considerations for policymakers regarding future school-age care decisions in order to promote high-quality programs. Finally, it includes a listing of program quality assessment tools. Appended are: (1) Quality Assessment Standards Reviewed; and (2) Related Resources. (Contains 27 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: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation
Authoring Institution: N/A