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Webinar

Supporting Positive Social-Emotional Climates in Out-of-School Time Webinar – Part II

On November 7, 2019, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted the second part of the webinar series "Supporting Positive Social-Emotional Climates in Out-of-School Time."  This interactive session included promising practices from a recently concluded 10 state Professional Learning Group.  Topics included: state systems, partnerships and funding; building staff capacity for improvement of social emotional climates; and mental health consultation.

Family Child Care: Supporting Quality

This webinar examines promising practices and research to support quality in Family Child Care (FCC). Dr. Juliet Bromer of Erikson Institute is featured as a special guest, presenting research on a conceptual quality model and strategies most likely to support providers in increasing quality. Information gathered directly from FCC providers on effective strategies they use to support mixed-age groups and on supports they need was shared.

Supporting Positive Social-Emotional Climates in Out-of-School Time – Part I

On September 26, 2019, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) hosted the first of a two-part webinar series, highlighting promising practices from a recently concluded 10 state Professional Learning Group.  Topics included:

Promoting Learning and Growth for School-Age Children During the Summer Months

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 experience during the summer months. Highlighting the value of summertime child care programming, the webinar included discussion of:

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Out-of-School Time

On March 28, 2019, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted the "Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Out-of-School Time" webinar.  Co-hosted with the National Afterschool Association, the event included discussion of: research about school-age children's development and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); strategies, challenges, and solutions for providing support to school-age children in Out-of-School Time (OST) programs in the areas of social and emotional development, safe zones, family engagement, and acad

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.