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NCASE has developed a number of publications, webinars, and other resources on strategies for finding support for school-age child care after school...

QRIS quality standards are used to assign ratings to programs that participate in QRIS, providing parents and the public with information about each program’s quality.

Explore this resource for suggested ways to think...

On May 16, 2019, NCASE facilitated a webinar to share strategies and introduced new resources aimed at mitigating and preventing the “summer slide” of lost...

The purpose of the Out-of-School Time Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Toolkit is to assist programs (staff, volunteers, etc.) in developing emergency preparedness plans that address the distinct needs of OST programs.

The 2019 Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization schedules are now available. The schedules were approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Health screening is a key part of children’s overall health care. It can help identify concerns early. Explore basic information about screening, as well as resources about screening infants and toddlers.

School may be out for the summer, but children's learning needs don’t take a vacation! Children learn best when they have opportunities to build skills and knowledge across settings. These include summer child care programs as well as time spent at home. This resource from NCASE,...

Summer is a time for sun and fun, but children’s learning is too important to take a vacation! Many school-aged children lose up to three months of grade-level equivalency in math and reading skills over the summer months. This phenomenon is known as the summer slide. Summertime child care...

Explore this series to learn more about the guidelines and exemplary practices for implementing child care resource and referral call centers.