Promising Practices for Out-of-School Time Licensing and License-Exempt Systems

This brief is the result of a collaboration between the National Centers on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE), Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA), and Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCCCSIA).  Thirty-three states took part in a workgroup, known as a Peer Learning Community, and found that many states work collaboratively with providers and stakeholders to prepare together for changing requirements in licensing and monitoring of licensed and license-exempt programs.  States and Territories use the guidance in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule to inform out-of-school time (OST) licensing, and strengthen the field.  The brief shares emerging strategies and promising practices on preparation and supportive policies for providers, professional development require­ments, and license-exempt monitoring.  It features state examples from Minnesota and New Hampshire and insights on OST licensing.

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Administration for Children & Families (ACF)
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
Resource Type
Issue brief
6 pages
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