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This user-friendly toolkit includes a wealth of resources and examples needed to start or grow a program. It has four sections: (1) Starting a program; (2) Running a program; (3) Sustaining a program; and (4) Getting help. Within each section there are links to existing program start-up guides, connections to curriculum and professional development, funding, marketing and media, and partnerships. This resource supports equity.
This compendium is a review of existing quality measures and indicators to determine how well they measure features of home-based child care (HBCC) quality and their reliability and validity. The compendium measures 31 profiles of quality measures, followed by 46 profiles of QRIS indicators listing their purpose, alignment with a draft conceptual framework, use in HBCC settings, reliability and validity, and strengths and limitations of use in supporting quality. It includes school-age measures like Quality Seal from WA, School-age and Youth PQA, and NAA standards. It provides links to other related reports.
This toolkit from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers tools, tips, and resources to help refugees. The toolkit includes information on refugees and refugee trauma, a description of core stressors, and recommendations related to screening, assessment, and intervention. This resource supports resiliency.
This report from the Rand Corporation provides lessons learned from the Wallace Foundation's Partnership for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). Since 2017, six cities each have 5-7 partnerships each to explore how children benefit if schools and out-of-school collaborate to improve climate and foster social-emotional learning. This report provides the themes that have emerged from six case studies in Boston, Dallas, Denver, Palm Beach, Tacoma, and Tulsa.
On August 11, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control updated the COVID-19 guidance for schools and early care and education programs. There are changes on cohorts, quarantines, test to stay, and how to respond to outbreaks. This resource supports the COVID-19 response.
This tool kit by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Council, and Southwestern Child Development Commission defines food insecurity and how school-age programs can support children and families that may be experiencing food insecurity. While this resource is designed for North Carolina, there is much that is relevant to school-age programs in any state. It includes information on the effects of food insecurity, how to recognize signs of hunger, and how to combat hunger in an afterschool program. This resource supports equity.
This brief addresses how to leverage afterschool time for preparing students for a career from career awareness activities for K-6, and then career exploration, career preparation and career training for middle school and high school youth. It includes numerous city and national examples and recommendations to strengthen career readiness in afterschool.
This report captures information gained from school district leaders, 21st CCLC state program staff, state afterschool network leaders, state education departments, and program partners to better understand the systems of support in district-led and publicly funded summer learning programs in urban districts. This executive summary captures what is needed to improve and advance equitable outcomes for K-8 students, as well as recommendations to strengthen summer learning. The companion webinar can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsyIb-W_ACE
This toolkit from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families offers a list of resources to support children and families through grieving and healing in the wake of traumatic events. They were developed by national organizations including the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the American Psychological Association, and the Child Mind Institute. They include Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event and Helping Children Cope with Grief which includes information by age grouping (ages 2-4, 4-7, and 7-13). These supports are available in both English and Spanish. This resource supports resiliency.
This website from the National Summer Learning Association includes a summer program locator so families can find both in-person and virtual programs near them. It also has a wealth of links to related resources such as summer meals, literacy and math activities, college and career exploration, and health and wellness. It includes a link to finding a summer job or internship and a Discover Summer Family Guide. This resource supports equity.