NCASE Resource Library
The intent of this report by Child Trends is to build understanding of equity issues that have impacted early childhood education from a historical perspective between 1400 and the present day. It answers the question: How can racial equity be centered in policy and advocacy to support compensation, preparation, and standards?
This issue brief by the Philadelphia Hospital and Health Care District 1199C Training and Fund explores how apprenticeships can integrate theory and practice while connecting to a college degree. It provides an in-depth look at the PA Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Program.
This issue brief by Temescal Associates and How Kids Learn Foundation explores how involving youth as OST workers provides opportunities to advance youth in their development, and to develop their leadership and career skills by serving as tutors, mentors, and activity assistants.
This issue brief, by the Bipartisan Policy Center, outlines how registered apprenticeships can serve as an innovative model to strengthen the workforce by combining classroom instruction with on-the-job training and mentoring to create an earn-while-you-learn approach.
This guide, by the Oregon Department of Education, offers an inspiring vision for summer learning in the post-pandemic world, prioritizing those most in need. It includes a focus on mental health and well-being and providing learning opportunities that can ignite and renew engagement, foster learning, and nourish in-person connections.
This guide, published by The Partnership for Children and Youth and the National Summer Learning Association is designed to support education leaders with summer planning. It includes foundational research, best practices, and sections on core values, laying the groundwork for success, research on quality, and road blocks to remove on funding and policies.
The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) has developed a number of resources focused on addressing equity in Out-of-School Time.
This toolkit was designed as a learning resource to enhance opportunities to support mental and social-emotional health for children and adolescents in afterschool programs.
This blog points out that there is a clear need to invest in and expand early care and education programs that serve Native American children and families. Federal law often sets funding levels as a percentage of total authorization without determining funding based on tribal populations or needs that reflect disproportionately higher unemployment and poverty.
Staffing shortages preceded the pandemic, but have been exacerbated by them, leading to a drop in capacity to enroll and serve youth at a time that these supports are most needed.