NCASE Resource Library
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.
This slide deck presents research on how parents, teachers, and Out-of-School Time (OST) providers perceive the value of OST in children’s social, emotional, and academic development.
This webinar shares information from a study about the state of relationships in schools and Out-of-School Time (OST) programs in Minnesota by the Search Institute.
This report summarizes findings from focus groups and interviews from four states (WI, MA, CA, FL) about why family child care providers enter the field, stay in the work, or leave the field.
Given the prominence of the child care licensing system, it is important to determine how it can be more equitable on behalf of the providers, and the children and families it serves. This issue brief provides questions for licensing administrators and their staff to help identify and consider inequities in the licensing systems.
This issue brief outlines eight strategies with state examples for improving child care compensation: (1) compensation scales and standards; (2) wage stipends and bonus payments, (3) tax credits for child care educators; (4) ARPA stabilization subgrants; (5) child care assistance; (6) benefits; (7) appr
This issue brief, published by Temescal Associates and How Kids Learn Foundation, outlines how out-of-school time (OST) programs can provide a professional pathway into relieving the national teacher shortage, which has worsened during the pandemic.