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National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

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Research indicates that high-quality afterschool programs are showing important gains for children in terms of academic achievement, safety, discipline, attendance, and avoidance of risky behaviors (Afterschool Alliance, 2013). This brief summarizes program quality and its impact. It is the...

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. The achievement gap is not really a result of “summer slide” alone but the cumulative effect...

The goal of NCASE is to ensure that school-age children in families of low-income have increased access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement. This flyer shares information about NCASE audiences,...

Over the summer many young people and their families lose access to critical supports that keep them...

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....

This brief describes the choices families make when selecting school-age care, and provides research on how families make these decisions. It is the second brief in a three-part series on school-age quality.

This brief identifies subsidy policy issues and State examples that Child Care Development Fund administrators can consider to address school-age care needs. This is the third brief in a three-part series on school-age quality.

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