Addressing School-Age Needs in Licensing Regulations

On September 14, 2022, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted the “Addressing School-Age Needs in Licensing Regulations” webinar to introduce a new NCASE resource, hear state examples, share strategies and discuss promising practices related to licensing for school-age childcare programs.

Exploring Strategies to Increase Compensation and Benefits for the Early Childhood Education Workforce

This Workforce Wednesday webinar on September 14, 2022 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance explores strategies to increase compensation and benefits for the early childhood workforce to insure that we are able to attract, prepare, and support our workforce. The webinar includes a panel with state examples from KY, MT, and VT, as well as remarks from Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary from ACF and Dr. Ruth Friedman, Director of the Office of Child Care.

Estimating the Impact of Improved Subsidy Payment Practices

This webinar by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance and the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability provides an overview on the impact of improved subsidy practices on provider budgets and CCDF budgets. It includes how the Provider Cost of Quality Calculator (PCQC) can be used for a narrow cost analysis or to estimate program costs associated with various policy decisions.

Preparing Youth for the Workforce in Afterschool and Building Your Own Youth Worker Pipeline

This webinar includes panelists who share how afterschool programs are well-positioned to provide work-based learning opportunities for older youth by providing them with employment experiences in elementary school programs. The panel shares examples two examples from CA where high school students work in afterschool or summer programs which can create a pipeline into careers in the out-of-school field as well as an on-ramp into education careers.  

Registered Apprenticeships

This panel includes representatives from the Administration for Children and Families, the Department of Labor, and the Education Department to explore the potential of registered apprenticeships to help build a pipeline into early care and education and address the workforce shortage. It includes a definition for registered apprenticeships, components in developing, and many resources through the Department of Labor.  

How Afterschool Programs Support and Develop Positive Racial, Cultural and Gender Identities

This webinar by Grantmakers for Education explored how to use an asset frame in creating positive out-of-school-time spaces for youth from populations that are often marginalized. It included panelists from the National Urban League, the Wallace Foundation, the Chicago Urban Institute, Wellesley College, the Cheyenne Youth Project, and Maven Youth. It includes two program examples as well as feedback from Wellesley College interviews and focus groups with youth about equity issues.  This resource supports equity.

Comprehensive Background Check Requirements: CCDBG Act Background Check Requirements

This powerpoint presentation highlights information about comprehensive background check requirements for the Child Care Development Fund. It reviews what national, in-state, and inter-state background checks are mandatory. It also spells out what types of staff positions require the checks, which must be conducted prior to employment and at least every 5 years afterwards, and when a person is ineligible for employment by a child care provider.

Strengthening the Out-of-School Time Workforce: A Guide to Developing Apprenticeships Webinar

On May 19, 2022, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted “Strengthening the Out-of-School Time Workforce: A Guide to Developing Apprenticeships” webinar to share strategies and resources around this alternative career pathway.  During the event participants were introduced to a new

ACA, CDC and ACN Town Hall--COVID and Camp--What We Know Now

In this town-hall-style webinar from February 2, 2022, the American Camp Association (ACA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Association of Camp Nursing (ACN) cover the latest information on the coronavirus. Panelists reviewed recent changes to CDC guidance, and current information related to testing, quarantining, and vaccination.

Planning for a Game-Changing Summer

This engaging webinar and panel explores what it will take to make Summer 2022 successful. Panelists shared out information on evidence-based practices like attendance, duration, site climate, and staffing. Program directors had tips on summer planning, designing a balanced program to support whole child needs, and partnerships with school and community.