Raising the Bar on Staff Supports: Building Staff Social Emotional Learning Skills

This webinar explores the new social emotional learning items for the YPQA tool with a focus on creating a safe environment, emotion coaching, and empathy. It is designed for program directors and staff, providing numerous concrete examples about how to raise the bar on outstanding staff practices on supporting social-emotional learning. There will be future webinars on key competencies such as problem solving and youth leadership.

Family Child Care for School-Age Children: Exploring Quality and Access

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 and challenges for supporting school-age children in mixed-age groups; share promising practices of state system building that will strengthen quality of family child-care experiences for school-age

Exploring Models for Combining Funds to Support Quality School-Age Child Care

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 presentations from states that have successfully built partnerships to provide multiple funding sources for their OST programs for school-age children.

Discoveries and Innovations with Summer Learning Webinar

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.

Trauma-Informed Practices in the Afterschool Setting

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.

What Data Can Tell Us About School-Age Child Care and CCDF

On Thursday, March 29, 2018 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted a webinar introducing a first ever series of national and state/territory data profiles with information about school-age children served through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF). The profiles present a detailed picture of how federal investments and state policies can support the needs of school-age children, who represent nearly half of all children served through CCDF subsidies. 

Resource and Webinar on School-Age Consumer Education

On February 22, 2018 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer (NCASE) hosted a webinar to introduce a new product, the School-Age Consumer Education Toolkit.  The Toolkit includes state examples and resources on physical health and development; social and emotional health and development and parent and family engagement.  It also includes a video that shows the importance of afterschool and summer care for families through data and details about the experiences of children served through federal subsidies.  The Toolkit is available in the NCASE Resource Library,

Criminal Background Check Requirements

This powerpoint presentation highlights information about criminal background check requirements for 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.

Identifying, Mapping, and Alleviating Child Care Deserts

This webinar defines child care deserts and explores how two organizations have developed data-driven analyses to identify where there is persistent undersupply. The data demonstrate that lack of child care disproportionately impacts rural communities, low-income communities, and Latino and American Indian and Alaska Native families. It features how states are using child care desert maps to drive advocacy and increase the supply and quality of care in these targeted areas.

How to Develop and Support a Strong Afterschool & Summer Workforce

On September 14, 2017 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) facilitated a webinar where participants explored the unique attributes of school-age and summer workforces; identified ways to strengthen professional development systems and build internal capacity for continuous quality improvement (CQI), and learned about promising, sustainable, system-building practices from two states that align sectors to provide pathways to quality improvement.