NCASE Resource Library
This brief video provides a powerful message about the importance of summer learning in closing the achievement gap for children from lower income families.
Summer learning is a key solution to closing academic and opportunity gaps that affect many communities across the country.
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This web-based toolkit was designed to support early childhood providers in promoting family engagement. It is organized into seven goal areas with strategies for putting theory into practice, including family and educator voices, what professional development is needed, and resources.
This concise tip sheet provides ideas about how to raise awareness of disability issues in ways that are respectful and inclusive. It offers concrete activities and strategies on how to invite, include, encourage, model, and explore disabilities so that children learn to be accepting of all people, including those with disabilities.
This checklist offers a way for programs to assess how well they are doing at creating and maintaining a fully inclusive program.
This report discusses the components of strong continuous quality improvement systems, emphasizing ways to safeguard and sustain such systems. It shares lessons learned from afterschool quality system leaders who took part in a multi-year Wallace-funded initiative for cities.
This resource guide is designed to help community-based organizations (CBOs) understand and develop cultural competency—the ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. It offers a framework for understanding cultural competency, including sections such as: choosing interventions, conducting a needs assessment, workforce diversity, budgeting and costs for intervention.
This infographic lists the 10 categories of the NAA (National Afterschool Association) core knowledge and competencies (CKCs). The CKCs articulate what professionals need to know and be able to do for a program to be considered high quality. This infographic presents the 10 core knowledge areas in an easy-to-read-and-remember format.
Based on the knowledge that strong, positive family relationships are good for children and youth, this easy-to-digest infographic provides suggestions on how to create growth-enhancing family relationships. The 20 suggestions for action are divided into 5 categories--(1) express care; (2) share power; (3) challenge growth; (4) provide support; and (5) expand possibilities.
This issue brief provides an overview of federal, state, and local funding to support summer learning programs. It includes a chart of federal funds with links to additional information. It includes case studies on summer initiatives and funding sources for Boston, Oakland, San Francisco, Grand Rapids, Jacksonville, Denver, Pittsburgh.
This infographic provides highlights of the importance of supporting low-income children in the summer to prevent summer learning loss. It includes links to key research on summer learning and achievement gap.