NCASE Resource Library
This report provides an overview of different ways states can design contracts; it is based on a literature review and convening of 26 state administrators, researchers, and advocates. Contracts can bring stability that the field needs and provide more equitable supports around access, salaries, benefits, and professional development.
This report summarizes research on changes in licensing requirements and policies for child care centers, family child care homes, and group care homes. It compares 2017 data to that of 2014.
This town-hall-style webinar from June 1, 2021 is designed for camp directors and out-of-school time professionals to ask questions about updated guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Association of Camp Nurses (ACN). Panelists included representatives from these organizations as well as Environmental Health and Engineering and Maine Health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers updated guidance for operating day and overnight summer camps in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic for the summer of 2021. The May 2021 guidance has added sections on promoting vaccinations, guidance for camps that are fully vaccinated, and guidance where campers and staff are not fully vaccinated.
This webpage includes links to briefs that identify interventions and practices important in afterschool settings that serve children ages 6-12. These briefs emerged from a study based on a literature review and case studies of five afterschool programs serving disadvantaged youth with a focus on supporting social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health.
This report provides an overview of policies for Home-Based Child Care (HBCC). Child Trends scanned all 50 states and D.C. to explore HBCC policies on licensing, subsidy, QRIS, and funding. The goal of the report is to highlight states that might be good case studies for supportive policies for HBCC.
This NCASE practice brief explores challenges and promising practices to support school-age children in accessing high-quality experiences in home-based child
Based on interviews with 20 experts about strategies to support the child care workforce, this report presents a set of 19 diverse state and local policies strategies to build a stronger and more equitable workforce. It includes strategies in response to the pandemic crisis and ways to maximize impact through contracts, expanding family child care (FCC) networks, and shared services.
The Urban Institute conducted research in CT, OK, and D.C. to understand which families work nontraditional hour care (NTH). The study found that NTH work schedules are more common for families who already face challenges because of structural racism and systemic inequities including those who are Black and Latinx, low-income, lower levels of education, and one-parent families.
This chapter of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning examines specific issues, current research, and policy questions related to the access and equity frameworks as they are applied to out-of-school time. It outlines strategies so Out-of-School Time (OST) learning is a collaborative engagement between children and staff with social, emotional, cultural, and history-based approaches.