National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) provides training and technical assistance to the state, territory, and tribal CCDF lead agencies and their designated networks, which include the statewide afterschool networks, State and Local Education Agencies (SEAs/LEAs), provider associations, and Child Care Resource and Referral agencies. 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.

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Out-of-school time (OST) programs can play a role in mitigating and preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which are disruptive to a school-age child’s academic and social development. The archive presentation is now available for a webinar NCASE hosted with the National AfterSchool...

Summer is a time for sun and fun, but children’s learning is too important to 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. NCASE has created a set of...

Highlighted Tools and Resources: 

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

Find resources on children's health and development in the School-Age Care Consumer Education Toolkit

View our collection of NCASE Resources in Spanish / Recursos Disponibles en Español

Learn about NCASE Supports and Services via resource development and technical assistance

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