“The period beginning when a child is dismissed from school and lasting until about 6:00 pm” (Nash & Fraser, 1998).After-school includes school holidays, early release days, and summer vacations (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.