National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) provides training and technical assistance to state, territory, and Tribal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies. The center provides technical assistance focused on elements that are essential to expanding equitable access to school-age child care, including coordination between early childhood agencies and out-of-school time partners; social-emotional and mental health supports for school-age children, families, and providers; school-age quality systems and standards; professional development systems for school-age providers that incorporate competencies, standards, and credentials; use of data to inform approaches to school-age child care; and recruitment and retention of a diverse out-of-school time workforce through apprenticeships, leadership development, and career pathways.

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Highlighted Tools and Resources
father and two children get ready for school

View the School-Age Child Care Overview video which shows the importance of afterschool and summer care for families

Four boys playing basketball

Explore the NCASE collection of resources on supporting equity in out-of-school time with our Equity Resource bundle

adult and two children playing a game

Learn about strategies, resources, and state examples of OST Professional Development Systems Building Toolkit | Webinar

Boy and girl playing with puzzle

Find out about Business Practices for Out-of-School Time Tip Sheet | Webinar

kids color on plates

Explore the School-Age Data Profiles Database with information on school-age children served by CCDF