Published by Redleaf Press
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St. Paul, MN 55117
www.redleafpress.org © 2013 by Linda J. Armstrong and Christine A. Schmidt
Interest Survey 2 on pages 265–267 is adapted from the Virginia Department of
Social Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Development, Course
Title: “Using the Environment to Connect with School-Age Children” Copyright ©
2005, 2011. All rights reserved.
Portions of this text are adapted from Family Child Care Homes by Linda J.
Armstrong. © 2012 by Redleaf Press.
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First edition 2013
Cover design by Jim Handrigan
Photograph of Linda J. Armstrong by Erin Heim
Photograph of Christine A. Schmidt by Emily Crosby
Interior design by Brian Donahue / bedesign, inc. and typeset in Adelle Light
Interior photos by Linda J. Armstrong and Christine A. Schmidt
Illustrations on pages 166–69 by Roberta Fultz.
Printed in the United States of America
Printed on acid-free paper
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Armstrong, Linda J., 1946–
Great afterschool programs and spaces that wow! / Linda J. Armstrong,
Christine A. Schmidt.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-60554-122-8 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1 School-age child care. 2. After school programs.
I. Schmidt, Christine A. II. Title.