NCASE Resource Library
This resource defines the principles and practices that guide ethical decision-making strategies to ensure safe, nurturing environments and positive relationships in afterschool programs. Ethical responsibilities are organized into four sections: (1) children and youth, (2) families, (3) colleagues, and (4) community and society.
This policy statement provides recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for developing and implementing career pathways to support the professional learning, practice, and compensation of early childhood educators and program directors.
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program is the largest federal funding source for child care, with an investment of $8.1 billion in fiscal year 2019.
This document provides an overview of some general characteristics of state child care licensing regulations for summer programs and day camps.
Amid increasing interest in the topic of social and emotional learning (SEL), this special issue of the journal "The Future of Children" explores SEL in schools and after-school settings. There are nine articles that can be read separately.
This Powerpoint was presented at the September 2016 State and Territory CCDF Administrators Meeting (STAM). It identifies strategies, challenges and opportunities for building family child care (FCC) systems.
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization of 2016 includes requirements for health and safety training. This resource provides information on health and safety professional training for Out-of-School Time (OST) providers, as required by state, plus access to research-based online training modules.
This online calculator lets you determine the costs of a variety of options for high quality afterschool and summer programs. Costs were updated in 2015 to reflect changes in the cost of living.
This online module is designed to train program and fiscal leaders to work together. It comes with printable resources like a budget form and a game to encourage teamwork.
This resource includes a powerpoint, video and handouts that define leadership. It provides a foundational exploration of difference between leadership and management. It can be useful for emerging leaders and training and TA professionals for school-age.