Reimagining School-Age Care to Best Serve Children and Parents in the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person schooling during the 2020-2021 academic year, children participated in school from the classroom, from home, and from out-of-school time (OST) programs on remote learning days.


This brief explores the creativity and resourcefulness of federal and state agencies, OST program providers, and other community partners who helped to ensure that children remained connected to caring adults and had safe, nurturing environments in which to engage with online classes and schoolwork.

This document is also available in Spanish.

Related Topics
Supportive Learning Environment
Child and youth development
Promoting physical activity and wellbeing
Social Emotional Learning
Office of Child Care (OCC)
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
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