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There is an unsettledness now in after-school childcare. The stay-at-home mom years are largely over. Will children, even very young children, stay home alone or hang out with peers, risking loneliness or engaging in problem behavior? Will some new form of supervised care emerge? The authors in this collection have spent time in community after-school programs and have learned what happens there.
The authors suggest that after-school programs can be an important part of a system of childcareas long as we can find ways to build programs for small and scattered populations as well as for densely packed ones, and as long as the money to fund programs can be found. The money is important. Many of the programs discussed in this book are specifically targeted to children from families with low incomes. These are the families least likely to be able to pay for care. A reader leaves this book with both anxiety and hope about the future of childcare in the United States.
About the Author
RUTH GARNER is Principal Evaluator of KLICK, a federally-funded after-school program based at Michigan State University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Hanging Out by Ruth Garner
An Alternative to Self-Care in a Small Midwestern Town by Ruth Garner, Yong Zhao, and Mark Gillingham
After-School Literacy Clubs: A Mix of Media, Books, and Desires by Donna E. Alvermann, et al
University Students Promoting Science in the Community by Susan P. Bruce and Bertram C. Bruce
The Persistence of Vision: A Reflective Examination and Narrative of Sustainability and Fulfillment in a Small After-School Program by Dean J. Grosshandler and Elizabeth Niswander Grosshandler
Experiments with Design in an After-School Asian Literature Club by Sapna Vyas and Punyashloke Mishra
After-School Tutoring and Children at Risk by Barbara A. Wasik, Mary Alice Bond, and Annemarie Hindman
Working at Play in Four Chicago Computer Clubs by Ellen Youniss, et al
Cultural Practices in Fifth Dimension Sites Around the World by Margaret A. Gallego and William E. Blanton
Commentary: Ingredients of Successful After-School Programs: The Experience of KLICK by Yong Zhao and Mark Gillingham
Commentary: Crossing Lines by Patricia A. Alexander and Jonna M. Kulikowich
Commentary: After-School and Structured Activities that Support Children's Development by Deborah Lowe Vandell and Kim M. Pierce
What People are Saying About This
"This book helps all of us, from parents to policymakers, understand the great impact that quality after-school programs can have on the lives of children."
"The book should be of special interest to researchers and policy-makers who think, write and legislate about children's out-of-school lives."