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This FAQ document is designed for summer program providers that serve children from low-income families and may be interested in serving families who use child care subsidies, but are not overly familiar with CCDF.
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. The brief explores the policy context for social-emotional learning, how it is currently implemented in afterschool and school settings, and suggestions for how the two can partner on this issue.
This brief identifies evidence-based prevention tools that are low-cost targeted strategies for SEL. These "kernels" of practice are easy to implement and helpful for afterschool and summer programs that would be challenged to bring a full SEL curriculum to scale due to time or financial constraints.
To mark Summer Learning Day, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar, Discoveries and Innovations with Summer Learning, to explore the most current developments in summer learning, highlight success strategies from states and programs and share successes and challenges, and identify technical assistance to support.
Summer learning is a key solution to closing academic and opportunity gaps that affect many communities across the country. When children continue to learn during the summer, they are healthier, safer, and smarter, and their schools and communities are more successful.
This webinar provides a timely overview of new monitoring that will be required for license-exempt providers funded by the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) by November 2016. It provides an overview of types of providers that are license exempt and how to support those providers.
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 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.
This brief outlines how lead agencies can use direct service grants and contracts to increase the supply of quality child care for underserved or vulnerable populations. Grants and contracts can help stabilize programs and promote higher quality with comprehensive services for school-age and other special populations.
Over the past eight years, states have made considerable progress in lowering error rates and reducing improper payments in their child care programs. In their State Improper Payments Reports (ACF-404), states share practices that have helped reduce errors, particularly those that lead to improper payments. This brief summarizes practices that states have cited as being most successful.