A Policymaker's Guide to School-Age Child Care: Challenges and Opportunities to Support and Scale Federally Subsidized Programs
This issue brief identifies policy opportunities to strengthen school-age child care, based on findings drawn from a literature review, case studies of five afterschool programs, and inputs from experts in the field. It includes strategies to support working families, strengthen the quality of child care settings, scale supports for social-emotional and behavioral health, address unmet need, and pursue sustainable cross-sector financing strategies. This resource supports the COVID-19 response.
Supportive Learning Environment
Family child care programs
City/state systems work
Early childhood/school-age continuum systems work
School & Community Partnerships
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion