Publication Date: August 1, 2003
After-school programs are becoming an important developmental support for low- and moderate-income children. This book describes the historical development, current status, and critical issues facing these programs. Divided into historical eras for easy reference, the text examines:
Robert Halpern is a Professor at Erikson Institute for Graduate Study in Child Development, Chicago.
"This is the book to read if you want a broad contextual understanding of after-school programs. Halpern expertly weaves together a historical narrative with a keen analysis of contemporary policy and programmatic issues."
— Barton J. Hirsch, Professor of Human Development & Social Policy, Northwestern University