For Immediate Release: April 7, 2011
Out-of-School Time Programs offer an opportunity for physical activity. In this presentation on April 14th, Georgia Hall, senior research scientist at the National Institute for Out-of-School Time at the Wellesley Centers for Women, will share research findings from two studies (NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Program Practices: An Investigation of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Standards and Practices in Out-of-School Time Programs) that inform understanding of children’s engagement in physical activity and how to promote involvement during the out-of-school-time program hours.
Lunchtime Seminar Series programs are free and open to the public. Held Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 in the Cheever House Library, the seminars highlight the work of Wellesley Centers for Women researchers and program staff. For more information, call 781.283.2500 or visit www.wcwonline.org.
Since 1974, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women, children, and families. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional wellbeing of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.