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April, 2021

Out-of-School-Time Programs This Summer | Paving the Way for Children to Find Passion, Purpose & Voice

Research
From July 2020 to March 2021, Learning Heroes, Edge Research, and The Wallace Foundation partnered on a qualitative and quantitative research project among parents, teachers, and out-of-school time (OST) providers to understand how these audiences perceive the value of OST programs in children's social, emotional, and academic development. The research highlights the unique role OST programs play in youth development, juxtaposed to home and school; how parents assess quality in OST programs; and the impact of COVID-19 for Summer 2021 and beyond. This new data can be used to inform communications, policies, and programs.

Parents 2018: Going Beyond Good Grades, Parents 2017: Unleashing Their Power & Potential, and Hearts & Minds are nationally representative surveys of K-8 parents.

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