NCASE Resource Library
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is the largest national child care subsidy program used to support low-income families, yet these subsidies are only one part of the funding picture.
This resource guide is designed to help community-based organizations (CBOs) understand and develop cultural competency—the ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.
This issue brief explores how in-school educators, afterschool providers, families, and policy makers can work together to build social emotional skills youth need to succeed.
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This self-assessment tool is designed to help afterschool program staff reflect upon their own social and emotional competencies and how their teaching practices promote the development of social and emotional competencies among youth. It includes a section on action planning for personal and professional improvement.
This brief outlines the "soft skills" that are needed to be successful in the workplace in the 21st century, and how Out-of-School Time (OST) practitioners can be more proactive in supporting the development of these employability skills. This resource may be especially useful to those OST practitioners working with older youth.
This issue brief provides an easy-to-understand overview of the research on the development of social and emotional competencies in youth. It includes work done on how to define the concepts, research on how Out-of-School Time (OST) programs contribute to growth, and recommendations on next steps for practitioners and researchers.
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.
This fact sheet helps families, caregivers, and teachers recognize common reactions of children, by age group, after experiencing a disaster or traumatic events. It offers tips on how to respond in a helpful way and useful resources.
This brief outlines five core executive function/self-regulation skills needed for success in life: (1) planning, (2) focus, (3) self-control, (4) awareness, and (5) flexibility.
This webinar is designed to prepare afterschool providers for gaining an understanding of trauma and trauma-informed practice. It defines trauma, explores its prevalence, and shows the impact of trauma on brain development. It shares best practices for trauma-informed practice and positive outcomes that can result.
This website offers resources on a range topics related to healthy youth development, with the goal of helping users create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs.
This toolkit is designed to help you communicate the importance of immunizations. It includes key messages, vaccine information, sample news releases, and sample messages for Facebook and Twitter. This links to the school-age section and it features information for other ages like teens and young adults.
This issue brief describes three distinct models for effective afterschool system governance. The models emerged out of a literature review and interviews with leaders from 15 cities.