National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

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On October 5, 2016 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment and the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance came together to offer an interactive webinar session to help better understand the needs of States, Territories, and Tribes around supporting school-

National snapshot of different types of school-age care received through CCDF subsidies

One of the goals of the Child Care Development Fund is to increase access to high-quality child care for children in families of low income.

Find resources on program quality, funding, and a program spotlight in the NCASE Summer Learning Brief

The components of a quality school-age program and why quality matters

Decades of research has documented what is referred to as the “summer slide" – the impact of summer vacation’s learning loss on the educational achievement of children, particularly low-income children.

NCASE objectives and activities in support of programs serving school-age children.
Examples and promising practices that support high-quality summer learning programs

This toolkit provides a compilation of early childhood professional development resources for State/Territory policymakers and stakeholders. Intended to serve as a practical guide, the toolkit includes definitions, overviews, State stories, selected resources, State examples, and planning tools.

Professional development systems (PDS) and quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS) are two important subsystems of the comprehensive early childhood and school-age system. State and Territory leaders can use this self-assessment tool to guide alignment across similar system functions.