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Hurd, Noelle; Deutsch, Nancy – Future of Children, 2017
After-school programs offer young people opportunities for self-expression, exploring their talents, and forming relationships with supportive adults. That is, after-school programs promote young people's social and emotional learning (SEL) skills--whether the programs use that term or not. Despite these programs' potential, Noelle Hurd and Nancy…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, After School Programs, Educational Policy
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Barnett, W. Steven – Future of Children, 1995
Reviews 36 studies of both model demonstration projects and large-scale public programs to examine the long-term effects of these programs on children from low-income families. Results show early childhood programs can produce significant short-term benefits on intelligence quotient, and important long-term benefits on school achievement, grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Day Care
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Frede, Ellen C. – Future of Children, 1995
Reviews studies that defined and measured the effects of quality in early child care and education, and analyzes successful programs to determine common traits. Common characteristics include small class sizes; teacher support for greater teaching effectiveness; long-lasting intervention; ongoing, child-focused communication between home and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Class Size, Community Programs, Comparative Analysis
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Currie, Janet M. – Future of Children, 1997
Suggests four criteria (efficiency, return on investment, incentives, and equity) for evaluating and comparing public programs for poor children, and provides an overview of information available on eight large federal programs using these criteria. Positive effects of some programs are noted, and policy recommendations the evidence supports are…
Descriptors: Children, Criteria, Efficiency, Federal Programs
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DiGuiseppi, Carolyn; Roberts, Ian G. – Future of Children, 2000
Reviewed 22 studies that examined the impact of interventions delivered in clinical settings (physician's offices, clinics, or hospitals) on child safety practices and unintentional injuries. Counseling and other interventions in clinical settings effectively increased the adoption of some safety practices, but not others. Clinical interventions…
Descriptors: Accidents, Behavior Change, Child Health, Children
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Klassen, Terry P.; MacKay, J. Morag; Moher, David; Walker, Annie; Jones, Alison L. – Future of Children, 2000
Reviewed 32 studies that evaluated the impact of community-based injury prevention efforts on childhood injuries, safety behaviors, and adoption of safety devices. Interventions targeted schools, municipalities, and cities. This approach effectively increased some safety practices (e.g, bicycle helmet and car seat use) but not others. Common…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Accidents, Behavior Change, Child Health
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Olds, David L.; Kitzman, Harriet – Future of Children, 1993
Reviews the experimental literature concerning the effectiveness of prenatal and newborn home visiting programs in improving the lives of children and families, focusing on studies employing randomized trials. Results suggest that home visiting programs have had mixed success, improving some outcomes but not others. (MDM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Health, Child Welfare, Cooperative Programs
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Barnett, W. Steven – Future of Children, 1993
Reviews important factors relevant to measuring the costs and outcomes of home visiting programs and examines six cost-benefit studies of such programs. Concludes that these studies demonstrate the feasibility of economic evaluation of home visiting and the importance of the insights it can produce. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Cost Effectiveness, Early Intervention
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Devaney, Barbara L.; Ellwood, Marilyn R.; Love, John M. – Future of Children, 1997
Reviews six federally funded in-kind public assistance programs designed to mitigate effects of poverty on children: (1) food stamps; (2) the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children; (3) school nutrition programs; (4) Medicaid; (5) Head Start; and (6) housing assistance. Evidence indicates these programs achieve their…
Descriptors: Children, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Housing