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Tips for Policymakers to Promote Equity In Funding and Access for Out-Of-School Time Programs

The unique needs and challenges for families needing Out-of-School Time (OST) child care are often unknown or overlooked. Their needs vary much more than they do for younger children due to the challenges created by balancing work schedules with school schedules.

This tip sheet is designed to help Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies and other policymakers reflect on current policies and practices and how they impact access to high-quality child care for school-age children, and it offers additional ideas for promoting more equitable outcomes in child care systems.

Related Topics: 
Subsidy, Eligibility, and Equal Access
Funding streams
Affordability and availability
Capacity building
Career opportunities and credentials
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Publisher: 
Office of Child Care (OCC)
Author: 
National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
Resource Type: 
Length: 
3 pages
Publication Date: 
2022