David and Lucile Packard Foundation. 1999. When school is out. Los Altos, CA: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 160 pp., exec. summ. (7 pp.). (The future of children; v. 9, no. 2, Fall 1999)
Annotation: This issue of "The Future of Children" focuses on after-school programs and the growing awareness of the risks and potential that lie hidden in the time children spend outside classrooms. Topics of individual articles are: (1) an analysis of the growing demand for out-of-school programs; (2) a summary of demographic information about school children including historical comparisons; (3) the development of children ages six to fourteen; (4) strategies that black families in impoverished neighborhoods use to protect their children from street culture; (5) challenges to immigrant children whose parents have little familiarity with American schools; (6) discussion of how parents set boundaries of exploration for third graders; (7) examination of the varied arrangements parents make for after school care; (8) after school programs for low-income children; (9) youth development programs for early teens; (10) the role of school in children's out-of-school time; (11) four commentaries on the policy climate for after-school programs; and (12) latchkey children. A selected bibliography is also included. The executive summary includes an analysis of the need for out-of-school care, recommendations, and brief summaries of each of the articles.
Contact: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 343 Second Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, Telephone: (650) 948-7658 E-mail: https://www.packard.org/contact-us Web Site: https://www.packard.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISSN 1054-8289.
Keywords: Adolescents, After school programs, Blacks, Child care, Child development, Communities, Community participation, Demography, Families, Financing, History, Immigrants, Latchkey children, Low income groups, Parenting, Policy development, School age child care, Schools