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Increasing numbers of children are participating in after-school programs, and with more federal and state funding the number of such programs is likely to grow. This growth has been occurring, however, with little guidance as to what program features or practices might be most helpful in nurturing the educational achievement, emotional development, and health of the children involved. This book helps fill that need for guidance by offering a set of 18 model practices against which after-school programs can be evaluated. The authors provide ways to score adherence to the criteria, from excellent to inadequate; survey forms for collecting the information to assign these grades; and an illustrative application of their approach to a set of real-world after-school programs.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface PDF

  • Figures PDF

  • Tables PDF

  • Acknowledgements

    Acknowledgments PDF

  • Acronyms PDF

  • Summary PDF

  • Chapter One

    Introduction PDF

  • Chapter Two

    Identifying After-School Care Practices PDF

  • Chapter Three

    Measuring Adherence to After-School Care Practices PDF

  • Chapter Four

    Adherence to After-School Care Practices by Stone Soup Programs: Results PDF

  • Chapter Five

    Summary PDF

  • Appendix A

    List of Publications Reviewed PDF

  • Appendix B

    Summary of Studies/Reports Reviewed PDF

  • Appendix C

    Survey Instruments PDF

  • References PDF

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