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1 The most in-depth national study of how kids spend their time after school

2 Largest study ever of supply and demand for afterschool. First conducted in 2002/2003 school year and released in Still widely cited by policymakers and media. Sponsored by JCPenney Afterschool Fund and research conducted by RTi.

3 Methodology 29,754 households surveyed. U.S. Mail sampling using IPSOS mail panel. Same methodology as 2004 to ensure for trend- ability of data. 250 in depth responses from each state; total of 11,865 in depth responses. Margin of Error = less than +/- 1 percent.

4 More than a quarter of America’s schoolchildren are on their own after the school day ends. –The number of children who are unsupervised in the afternoons has risen from 14.3 million (25 percent) in 2004, to 15.1 million (26 percent) in –Today, 30 percent of middle school students (3,722,219) and four percent of elementary school children (1,133,989) are unsupervised after the school bell rings.

5 Even in these difficult economic times, parents show strong support for afterschool programs. –Nine out of ten parents surveyed agree that there should be “some type of organized activity or place for children and teens to go after school every day that provides opportunities to learn.” –Eight out of ten parents surveyed support public funding for afterschool programs. Parents see immense value in afterschool programs. –Nearly nine in ten parents (89 percent) are satisfied with the afterschool programs their child attends. –The percentage of children currently participating in an afterschool program has risen significantly since 2003 from 11 percent to 15 percent in 2009.

6 Demand for afterschool programs has risen dramatically in the past five years. –Two in five parents (38 percent) with children who do not currently participate in an afterschool program say they would enroll their child in a program if one were available to them, which is a significant increase from the 30 percent seen in Afterschool programs serve a high need population. –Relative to the 15 percent participation rate reported nationally, participation in afterschool programs is higher among households that qualify for free and reduced price lunches. Participation is also higher among African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American and Native American households.

7 The economy is taking a toll on kids and families. –Parents cite a number of barriers to enrolling their children in afterschool programs with more than half of parents (52 percent) citing cost and more than one in four reporting hours of operation (26 percent) and availability (27 percent) as reasons for non-participation. –On average, parents who pay for afterschool programs pay $67 per week, up from an average of $44 per child per week five years ago. –Nearly one in three households (31 percent) report that their children are spending more time in the care of a parent after school now than a year ago. Reasons include changes in work status and availability/affordability of programs. –While overall satisfaction with afterschool programs remains consistent since 2004, mean satisfaction is down on several factors, including cost, location and number of days/hours per day a child can attend a program.

8 Types of Care

9 America After 3PM 2009 Compared to 2004 National Percentages Percentage of Kids in Afterschool Programs 15%11% Percentage of Kids in Self Care26%25% Percentage of Kids in Sibling Care 14%11% Percentage of Parents Satisfied with Afterschool Program 89%91% Percentage of Kids Who Would Participate if a Program were Available 38%30%

10 Grade Level Look at Afterschool Participation Grade level % children in grade level in afterschool Number of children in afterschool Grades K to 5 17%4,505,912 Grades 6 to 8 12%1,391,495 Grades 9 to 12 7%1,095,297 All Grades 15%8.4 million

11 - On average, kids in afterschool programs participate three days per week for an average of eight hours per week percent of the 8.4 million kids in afterschool programs are from free/reduced lunch households.

12 Afterschool Program Providers

13 Grade Level Look at Self Care Grade level % of children in grade level in self care Number of children in self care Grades K to 5 4%1,133,989 Grades 6 to 8 30%3,722,219 Grades 9 to12 55%8,640,751 All Grades 26%15.1 million

14 - Of the 15.1 million kids in self care, 45 percent are from free/reduced lunch households. -Kids in self care spend an average of eight hours per week unsupervised.

15 Non-Participants Likely to Participate in Afterschool Program If One Were Available Demand for Afterschool

16 Grade Level Look at Kids Who Would Participate if an Afterschool Program Were Available Grade level % of children in grade level likely to participate Number of children likely to participate Grades K to 5 41%6,546,590 Grades 6 to 8 36%3,143,596 Grades 9 to 12 32%3,745,100 All Grades 38%18.5 million

17 18.5 million kids would participate if a program were available. 52 percent of likely participants are from free/reduced lunch households.

18 Satisfaction with Afterschool Programs 89 percent overall satisfaction rating

19 Agreement that Kids Need Afterschool Programs 90 percent overall agreement

20 Support for Public Funding for Afterschool

21 TOP TEN STATES FOR AFTERSCHOOL 1.Hawaii 2.Arizona 3.New York 4.California 5.New Jersey 6.Virginia 7.New Mexico 8.Florida 9.Texas 10.North Carolina

22 New YorkNational %Rank% Afterschool Program Participation rate21215 Average # hours in Afterschool Program per week/per child Self Care Participation rate25826 Qualify for reduced price lunch among program participants Satisfaction with ASP availability (top 2 box summary) Satisfaction with ASP program (top box summary) Program Satisfaction (top 2 box summary) Quality care Variety of activities Cost514463

23 Top 10 States – Afterschool Program – Feature Satisfaction % Extremely/Somewhat Satisfied COST of AFTERSCHOOL

24 STATES ON THE MOVE 1.Minnesota 2.Washington 3.Maryland 4.Oregon 5.Massachusetts 6.Ohio

25 Takeaways We have seen progress. There are more kids in afterschool programs. But, there is also greater demand: –more kids are on their own after school –more families who would sign their kids up if a program were available Economy is having an impact. Have to accelerate our efforts if we’re going to make sure all kids have access to quality programs.


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