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Spotlight on Quality: What is Quality and Why Does it Matter?

Research indicates that high-quality afterschool programs are showing important gains for children in terms of academic achievement, safety, discipline, attendance, and avoidance of risky behaviors (Afterschool Alliance, 2013). This brief summarizes program quality and its impact. It is the first brief in a three-part series on school-age quality.

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Publication Date: 
July 28, 2016
Resource Type: 
Brief