NCASE Resource Library
This report analyzes data from a survey of approximately 1,500 parent and guardians conducted by Afterschool Alliance in spring 2022. It explores parent perceptions of OST program access, availability, and quality, along with the characteristics of the unmet demand in the context of the new federal Engage Every Student Initiative.
This engaging webinar and panel explores what it will take to make Summer 2022 successful. Panelists shared out information on evidence-based practices like attendance, duration, site climate, and staffing. Program directors had tips on summer planning, designing a balanced program to support whole child needs, and partnerships with school and community.
Based on a survey of parents or guardians of school-aged children living in a rural community, this blog provides insights into the current afterschool and summer program landscape in rural America, in particular the significant and rising unmet demand in rural communities.
This report examines data from 31,000 households about their children's experiences in STEM learning in afterschool. Findings indicate that compared to 2014 data, in 2020 more afterschool programs are offering STEM, but gender and income inequities exist.
This brief highlights the benefits of participation in 21st CCLCs based on their statewide evaluations. Benefits include: promoting academic growth; keeping kids connected and building relationships; engaging, inspiring, and motivating students; and preparing youth for life after high school.
This updated research brief provides a summary of key evaluations on the impact of afterschool programs during the pandemic.
These webinars focus on exploring how data use in out-of-school time can make programs better.
This report summarizes survey data collected in 2020, both before and during the pandemic; it is the fourth survey, preceded by findings from 2004, 2009, 2014.
This blog by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time highlights what their research staff learned this past summer about high-quality practices in virtual programs based on conducting observations of more than 200 hours of online academic and general enrichment programming. The focus is on tips for activity design, youth engagement, and technology.
Coaching is one of the most effective ways to support staff and to improve program quality. With its focus on relationships, strengths-based practices, communication, and coaching strategies like reflective practice and building leadership capacity, this guide could be very helpful for leaders of programs in any stage of development.