“The overall sets of place, people, and activities that characterize the after-school period for a particular child over time and for children and adolescents in general” (Nash & Fraser, 1998).

Nash, J.K. & Fraser, M.W.  (1998).  After-school care for children: a resilience-based approach.  Families in Society:  The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 79, (4), 370-384.