Adverse Childhood Experiences and the School-Age Population
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. State policies and initiatives are often the catalysts that support OST programs in this critical work.
This Research Brief, Adverse Childhood Experiences and the School-Age Population: Implications for Child Care Policy and Out-of-School Time Programs, is published by the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) to build awareness of research and promising practices in the field of school-age child care.
The brief includes information and guidance on ACEs of relevance to state-, territory-, and tribal-level professionals, including Child Care and Development Fund administrators and state afterschool network leads; and 21st Century Community Learning Center leads.