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Afterschool and the building of character
Afterschool Alliance, 2003
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 14). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

An outline of after school program benefits for students and society, in terms of reduced risky behavior, improved academic performance, and enhanced habits and values

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Afterschool keeps kids safe
Afterschool Alliance, 2002
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 7). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

An issue brief that discusses why participation in after school programs reduces a child's chance of using drugs and committing or becoming a victim of juvenile crime

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Afterschool programs: Keeping kids--and communities--safe
Afterschool Alliance, April, 2007
(Issue Brief No. 27). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

A discussion of the use of after school programs in decreasing youth violence and other illicit activities in the after school hours from 3 to 6 pm

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Afterschool programs: Making a difference in America’s communities by improving academic achievement, keeping kids safe and helping working families
Afterschool Alliance, February 2008
Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

Highlights of findings from studies of the influence of afterschool programs on children’s school attendance, academic achievement and abstinence from crime

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Afterschool programs: A wise public investment
Afterschool Alliance, 2005
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 22). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

A short investigation into the cost-benefit impacts of after school programs

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America's child care and pre-k crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 30 July, 2003
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Summary of a review and analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with an emphasis on program quality and the need for public investment

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Attracting, developing and maintaining human capital: A new model for economic development
Partnership for America's Economic Success, July, 2011
Washington, DC: Partnership for America's Economic Success.

A summary of a study of the role of investments in early childhood programs in promoting economic growth and development

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Attracting, developing, and maintaining human capital: A new model for economic development
ReadyNation,
Washington, DC: ReadyNation.

A summary of a study of the role of investments in early childhood programs in promoting economic growth and development

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The benefit of after school programs
Healthy City, 22 June, 2012
Los Angeles: Healthy City.

Findings from research on the relationship of after school programs to educational performance, health and public safety, and economic and societal outcomes

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The bottom line: Investing in child care is good business
Action for Children North Carolina, May, 2006
Raleigh, NC: Acton for Children North Carolina.

A compilation of findings from studies on the economic impact of child care subsidies nationally and on North Carolina families and businesses

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Building strong foundations: Pre-k, strong communities and a strong economy
Idaho Kids Count (Program), March, 2014
Boise, ID: Idaho Kids Count.

Currently, Idaho does not invest in early education, except in the case of special needs children. This brief outlines how increased access to early education in Idaho would increase student achievement, strengthen communities, and save public dollars. (author abstract)

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California's preschool for all act (Proposition 82): A policy analysis
Barnett, W. Steven, 2006
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A policy brief discussing California's preschool for all act, Proposition 82, in terms of its potential impact on preschool children's school readiness, education attainment, and its potential economic benefits

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The call to end preschool expulsion: Prevention and intervention strategies
Splett, Joni, 2011
Columbia: University of Missouri--Columbia, Center for Family Policy and Research.

A discussion of the relationship of preschool expulsion to adolescent delinquency and adult imprisonment, with policy recommendations to reduce problem behaviors in early childhood

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Can early care and education programs change the economy?: An overview of selected states
Kelly, Katie,
Cleveland: Ohio GroundWork Campaign.

A discussion of the contribution that early care and education programs make to workforce productivity and economic growth

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Child care keeps Missouri working: The Missouri child care economic impact report: Central Missouri State University Workshop on Wheels Child Care Resource and Referral
Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
St. Louis: Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral.

A profile of the economic impact of the child care industry in the Missouri region served by the Central Missouri State University Workshop on Wheels Child Care Resource and Referral

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Child care keeps Missouri working: The Missouri child care economic impact report: ChildCare Connection
Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
St. Louis: Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

A profile of the economic impact of the child care industry in the Missouri region served by the ChildCare Connection

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Child care keeps Missouri working: The Missouri child care economic impact report: Child Care Resource and Referral, a project of Council of Churches of the Ozarks
Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
St. Louis: Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

A profile of the economic impact of the child care industry in the Missouri region served by the Child Care and Referral Project of Council of Churches of the Ozarks

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Child care keeps Missouri working: The Missouri child care economic impact report: Child Day Care Association (CDCA)
Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
St. Louis: Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

A profile of the economic impact of the child care industry in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region served by the Child Day Care Association (CDCA)

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Child care keeps Missouri working: The Missouri child care economic impact report: The Family Conservancy
Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
St. Louis: Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

Presentation of facts on the economic influence of the regulated child care market on the ability of families to engage in employment activities

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Child care keeps Missouri working: The Missouri child care economic impact report: Southeast Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral/Workshop on Wheels
Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
St. Louis: Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral.

A profile of the economic impact of the child care industry in the Missouri region served by the Southeastern Missouri Resource and Referral/Workshop on Wheels

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A cost-benefit analysis of the Chicago Child-Parent Centers
University of Wisconsin--Madison. Institute for Research on Poverty, 2004
Focus, 23(1), 50-54

A brief illustrating a cost-benefit analysis technique using the Chicago Child-Parent Centers early childhood intervention.

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A cost-benefit analysis of universally-accessible pre-kindergarten education in Texas
Texas A & M University. George Bush School of Government and Public Service, May, 2006
College Station: Texas A & M University, George Bush School of Government and Public Service.

An overview of the anticipated costs and benefits of the universal provision of prekindergarten in Texas

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Cost-benefit of early childhood interventions
Rhode Island Kids Count (Organization), 1998
(Issue Brief No. 5). Providence: Rhode Island Kids Count.

A review of research on the long-term economic and societal benefits of quality early child care programs and interventions

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The costs and benefits of earlier identification and effective intervention
Great Britain. Department for Education and Skills, January 2004
(Research Brief No. RB505). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A discussion of the background, goals and data requirements of a potential cost-benefit analysis of early detection and intervention programs for children with autism spectrum disorders or at risk of low educational attainment

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The costs and benefits of universal preschool in California
Rand Corporation, 2005
(RB-9118-PF). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.

A brief discussing the potential costs and benefits of implementing a high quality universal preschool program in California.

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