NCASE Resource Library
This brief is the result of a collaboration between the National Centers on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE), Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA), and Child Care Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCCCSIA). Thirty-three s
This report summarizes 2014 survey results and provides a quick picture of supply and demand in afterschool. It indicates that the numbers of children being served in afterschool have increased to 10.2 million.
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Child Care & Early Education Research Connections is a federally funded collection of publications and datasets on early childhood development, education and policy. This Research-to-Policy Resource List highlights the work of the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) and focuses on resources in the Research Connections collection published in the
This issue brief provides a summary of the increasingly robust research base on key characteristics of high quality programs and the resulting child outcomes. It also refers to the many valid and reliable measures that exist to examine program effectiveness, including the California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project.
This issue brief shares how to apply new research from neuroscience to build an out-of-school time (OST) program that will help recruit and retain underserved youth. The brief describes how LA's Best programs build on what is relevant and of interest to youth to build an engaging social setting, while embedding literacy and numeracy skills.
This issue brief is a compilation of a panel of business leaders involved in supporting afterschool. It underscores the importance of "soft skills" in preparing youth for today's workforce, including communication skills, teamwork, and critical thinking skills . It explores how business involvement greatly benefits programs.
This article lists action steps for establishing effective family engagement programs. It provides a case study from an Iowa program with a range of family engagement strategies.
This article describes six strategies for supporting and enhancing family engagement.
This issue brief provides a review of the research on benefits of school-community partnerships for students and families. It identifies features of effective partnerships (complements academic efforts with enrichment, supports transitions across school years, helps programs to gain access to students, to staff, and to resources).
The largest federal funding streams that support access to quality school-age opportunities are the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21stCCLC) program.
This web-based toolkit was designed to support early childhood providers in promoting family engagement. It is organized into seven goal areas with strategies for putting theory into practice, including family and educator voices, what professional development is needed, and resources.
This concise tip sheet provides ideas about how to raise awareness of disability issues in ways that are respectful and inclusive. It offers concrete activities and strategies on how to invite, include, encourage, model, and explore disabilities so that children learn to be accepting of all people, including those with disabilities.