Project

Improving Programs, Policies, and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Afterschool settings provide critical opportunities for supporting child development.

This project gathers knowledge on programs that promote healthy social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health and development of children ages 6-12 in afterschool settings—particularly children from low-income families.

JBA’s approach begins with the existing knowledge base of middle childhood and afterschool programs and incorporates implementation science and advances in evidence building. We are preparing a comprehensive literature review and case studies and conducting onsite interviews, surveys, and observations.

Key findings will highlight promising and evidence-based afterschool programs and implications for efficiency and quality. The findings will be disseminated to support broad implementation of the programs.

Staff

  • Todd Bartko, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    Todd Bartko has more than 23 years of experience in social science research and program administration. He brings to JBA his expertise in applied social science...

  • Mariel Sparr, Ph.D., M.A. Senior Research Associate

    Mariel Sparr has more than 12 years of experience in program evaluation, applied research, and research methodology. Her technical skills include quantitative...

  • Jill Filene, M.P.H. Executive Vice President

    Jill Filene has more than 15 years of experience in applied research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. Her areas of expertise include home...

  • Colleen Morrison, Ph.D. Research Associate

    Colleen Morrison has more than 9 years of experience in program evaluation and applied developmental research. Her areas of expertise include early...

Partner

Stacy Frazier of Florida International University

about the project

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Client

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services