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Federal Funding Stream Boosts Afterschool Quality

The federal government's only funding stream dedicated to afterschool programs fuels both stability and innovation throughout the field of out-of-school time providers, says a new issue brief from the Harvard Family Research Project.
Information Update
June 11, 2012

The report about 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs) - Stable Funding for Innovation and Continuous Improvement - says CCLC funding "is often crucial for innovations that develop and test new ways to support children's learning and development, especially those that are informed by the latest sound research and evaluation on what works and why." This reliable funding stream "can enable programs to move beyond survival mode, and to think deeply about how to develop new and creative platforms for learning."

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