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Based on research, a review of policies across states, and interviews with six states about the impacts of various policies, this report identifies common challenges and promising strategies for increasing access and supports to subsidized child care for families experiencing homelessness. Seven recommendations are promoted along with concrete examples of best practices from various states.
On June 30, 2021 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) facilitated the webinar, Supporting and Promoting Mental Health in Out-of-School Time. During the webinar, NCASE introduced a new Voices from the Field brief which shares research and information on the current mental health needs of school-age children, their families, and the Out-of-School Time (OST) workforce. Participants also learned about state and local initiatives that promote positive mental health and social and emotional development, and considered and shared practices and resources to meet the demand for mental health supports at different levels.
States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will award stabilization subgrants to eligible child care providers. This interactive map will lead to links for state and territory specific subgrant information and applications to help stabilize child care operations so that they may continue to provide care. This resource may help in planning for use of federal stimulus funds.
This guide is intended for child care and school-age child care business owners to help them complete the child care stabilization grant application. It provides information on each category of allowable expenses. There is also a similar guide for Family Child Care providers: Family Child Care Budget Guide These resources may help in planning for use of federal stimulus funds.
These tools offer individuals the ability to look at U.S. data in specific locales to identify particular communities that will need continued support in recovery. It looks at 15 social factors organized into four themes: (1) socio-economic status, (2) household composition, (3) race/ethnicity/language, and (4) housing/transportation. It includes a fact sheet, publications and materials, an FAQ, and an interactive map. This tool will be helpful for the out-of-school field in creating plans for federal stimulus funds.
This issue brief explores Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER) and how these funds can support summer and afterschool programs. It reviews amount of ESSER funds for each state, what the funds can be used for, and how programs can access these funds through grants and contracts. It also includes examples of how CT, GA, NH, UT, and WV are using the funds. This brief helps programs know how to access these federal stimulus funds.
This newly updated and expanded report provides a framework for understanding social and emotional learning (SEL). It can be used as a reference to compare the content and evidence of effectiveness of 33 SEL programs for elementary-age and preschool-age children. In addition to program profiles, it includes chapters on out-of-school time, achieving equitable SEL, and trauma-sensitive approaches to SEL. A companion guide offers tips on how to efficiently use the report. A companion webinar can be found here. The companion report for middle and high schoolers can be found at https://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/Documents/navigating-social-and-emotional-learning-from-the-inside-out-middle-high-school.pdf
This resource supports resilience.
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, partnering with First Children's Finance, provided this webinar to prepare Training and Technical Assistance providers to support providers to apply for American Rescue Plan stabilization funds. The webinar includes a detailed explanation of who is eligible to apply and allowable uses, with reminders that each state will implement the dissemination of these funds differently. This resource may help in planning for use of federal stimulus funds.There are additional resources for providers, including a Help is on the Way webinar for providers on the OCC ECTTAS Stabilization Grants page for providers.
This report explores ways to cover the true cost of high quality child care in order to meet the needs of children, families, and the broader economy. By creating a new and equitable financial model for child care, it will ensure that care is affordable for families, that the workforce is compensated at a living wage, and that programs have resources to meet high quality standards. It includes the link to a refreshed version of a 2018 interactive cost estimation tool for home-based child care, and for children ages birth to five. While there is not a tool for school-age, the information and concepts are relevant for school-age care. This resource may help in planning for use of federal stimulus funds.
This report provides a synthesis of 76 high quality studies on the impact of COVID-19 on young children and early childhood education programs. The studies and accompanying evidence-based and equity-centered policy recommendations were created by 10 leading scholars and 10 leaders in policy and practice for early childhood. The strategies include ways to accelerate children’s learning, support the whole child, increase partnerships with families, increase supports for the workforce, and accelerate the creation of a coherent early childhood system. This resource may help in planning for use of federal stimulus funds.