The Science of Learning and Development in Afterschool Systems and Settings

The Science of Learning and Development (SoLD) Alliance is exploring ways to strengthen systems and support for whole child learning and development. This issue brief highlights three key takeaways and the implications of these findings for afterschool settings: (1) children and youth learn and develop best in relational settings; (2) cultural competence and responsiveness are necessary for equity; and (3) trauma and adversity affect development.

American Institutes for Research (AIR)
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
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Issue brief
12 pages
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