Published Online: October 6, 2015
Published in Print: October 7, 2015, as After-School Learning

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After-School Learning

"Full STEM Ahead"

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Parents rate homework help, physical activity, and healthy snacks at the top of the list when choosing after-school programs for their children, but access to hands-on activities in STEM—science, technology, engineering and math—is gaining a following, according to a report from the Afterschool Alliance.

A majority of parents—53 percent—with children in after-school programs said STEM opportunities were an important factor in their decision. Providers seem to be listening: Nearly 70 percent of parents reported that their children's programs do provide STEM learning. And 70 percent of all parents, whether or not they have a child in an after-school program, think such programs should all provide hands-on STEM learning.

The responses were pulled from a survey of more than 30,000 households conducted for the Afterschool Alliance's 2014 ethnic-difference edition of the "America After 3 PM" report.

Vol. 35, Issue 07, Page 5

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