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To mark Summer Learning Day, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar, Discoveries and Innovations with Summer Learning, to explore the most current developments in summer learning, highlight success strategies from states and programs and share successes and challenges, and identify technical assistance to support.
This webinar is designed for state-, territory-, and tribal-level professionals, including CCDF program administrators and state afterschool network leads; summer program providers; 21st Century Community Learning Center leads; child care resource and referral agency staff members; and quality rating and improvement system administrators.
This report is the result of the work of a committee of experts who outlined a framework for a financing strategy for reliable, accessible, high quality early care and education, including supports for a qualified and well-compensated workforce. This free version is the pre-publication copy; it looks at the landscape and current financing structure at the state and national level and creates recommendations for a four-phase implementation plan for transforming financing.
This webpage offers a variety of resources focused on building resilience in children who face adverse experiences, challenges, and/or hardships. It includes a research brief on the science of resilience, three videos that provide an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops, and how to strengthen it in children, and links to related resources including an interactive game on building community resilience.
This self-assessment tool is designed to help afterschool program staff reflect upon their own social and emotional competencies and how their teaching practices promote the development of social and emotional competencies among youth. It includes a section on action planning for personal and professional improvement.
This brief outlines the "soft skills" that are needed to be successful in the workplace in the 21st century, and how Out-of-School Time (OST) practitioners can be more proactive in supporting the development of these employability skills. This resource may be especially useful to those OST practitioners working with older youth. A companion planning tool available here: https://www.air.org/resource/how-afterschool-programs-can-support-employability-through-social-and-emotional-learning helps providers identify priority areas for employability skills building based on youth and employer input.
This issue brief provides an easy-to-understand overview of the research on the development of social and emotional competencies in youth. It includes work done on how to define the concepts, research on how Out-of-School Time (OST) programs contribute to growth, and recommendations on next steps for practitioners and researchers.
This fact sheet helps families, caregivers, and teachers recognize common reactions of children, by age group, after experiencing a disaster or traumatic events. It offers tips on how to respond in a helpful way and useful resources. There is also a Spanish version available on the youth.gov website here: https://youth.gov/federal-links/spanish-version-tips-talking-and-helping-children-and-youth-cope-after-disaster-or
This brief provides a crosswalk of three common community supports that enhance children's social and emotional health: (1) infant and early childhood mental health consultation, (2) pyramid model/practice-based coaching, and (3) mental health treatment. It provides information such as definitions, professional qualifications, and service examples.
This issue brief shares seven experiences children need to become resilient including building new relationships, developing a powerful identity, feeling in control, and fostering a sense of one's own culture and that of others.
This quality outcomes study of a summer program in Seattle Public Schools provides evaluative evidence for an instructional model that showed positive change in academic performance and high quality instructional practices.