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Early enrichment opportunities: Participation and cognitive benefits in kindergarten
Malone, Lizabeth M.,
New York: Columbia University, National Center for Children and Families.

Children's out-of-school time in elementary school can include after-school programs, informal child care, extracurricular activities, and experiences and activities with family in the home and community. This paper focuses on kindergartners' extracurricular activities and use of community resources and impact of participation on spring achievement. (author abstract)

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A multilevel analysis of the links between youth's after-school time activities and their well-being
Fauth, Rebecca,
New York: Columbia University, National Center for Children and Families.

Many questions remain about how various types of participation (i.e., specific activities, duration) or participation for diverse youth relate to youth development. In this study we address both these issues by investigating how participation in specific activities over time influences adolescents' well-being and how the impact of participation varies for youth living in different neighborhoods. (author abstract)

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