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On June 3, 2020 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted the webinar, "Navigating the Transition to Kindergarten and School-Age Care." NCASE was joined by colleagues from the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) and the National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement (NCPFCE).
This issue brief explores how afterschool and summer programs and systems are well positioned to be strong partners in supporting children and families as things reopen during the pandemic.
On May 16, 2019, NCASE facilitated a webinar to share strategies and introduced new resources aimed at mitigating and preventing the “summer slide” of lost academic progress that many school-age children exper
This issue brief provides an overview of the prevalence of mental health issues for children and youth. It explores how schools are often the de facto mental health system for children; therefore, schools could be a first step for afterschool programs wanting partnerships for support on mental health needs.
On October 18, 2018 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) facilitated a webinar focused on exploring ways to improve the quality and supply of family child care for school-age children. During active engagement and sharing, participants had the opportunity to: review data on Family Child Care (FCC) and what FCC providers in a focus group identified as strategies
On September 20, 2018, NCASE facilitated a webinar where participants learned from the experiences of states and programs that have combined different funding sources to support programming. The event included discussion of the benefits and challenges of combining funds, a review of different methods and possible funding sources that support quality out-of-school time (OST) care, and pres
This issue brief describes the importance and impact of involving families in youth development programs. It presents examples of how programs that are part of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development have used three strategies to engage families: communication, participation, and partnerships.
One of the goals of the Child Care Development Fund is to increase access to high-quality child care for children in families of low income. On August 11, 2016 the National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted a webinar to learn about emerging strategies for intertwining subsidy with quality in school-age care.
Taking a cross-sector approach can be an effective strategy to engage out-of-school time (OST) programs in quality improvement systems. From December of 2016 through March of 2017, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) engaged cross-sector planning teams in an OST collaboration on topics including: readiness and stages of change in building cross-sector partnersh