After-School Care and Work-Life Issues

Author(s):

  • Rosalind Chait Barnett
  • Sandee Shulkin
  • Karen C. Gareis
  • Kimberly A. Kopko

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2008

Topic:

  • Afterschool Care
  • Family
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Flexibility
  • Productivity

Discipline:

  • Psychology

Abstract:

It is becoming widely recognized that quality after-school care can benefit working families and their social environments such as their workplace, home, and community. Regular attendance in high-quality after-school programs is associated with a range of positive developmental outcomes for children, including improved academic performance, task persistence, improved work habits and study skills, and improved feelings and attitudes (Vandell, et al., 2005).

Link:After-school_Care encyclopedia