Summer Learning Fun: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

School may be out for the summer, but children's learning needs don’t take a vacation! Children learn best when they have opportunities to build skills and knowledge across settings. These include summer child care programs as well as time spent at home. This resource from NCASE, Summer Learning Fun: Tips for Parents and Caregivers, is designed to support parents and caregivers in engaging their children in fun, meaningful learning activities throughout the summer.

This concise, user-friendly tipsheet includes specific ideas for parents around promoting reading and math learning, creating opportunities for learning and staying active, and talking with their child, their child's teacher, and their summertime child care provider to set up for success. Summertime child care providers can share this tipsheet with families to further support summer learning and enrichment experiences for the children they serve.

NCASE has also published a companion tipsheet, Summer Learning and Enrichment: Tips for School-Age Care Providers, to share ideas with summertime child care providers for creating a plan for the summer months, building a relationship with families, engaging children in activities to help prevent the summer slide, and keeping children healthy and active during the summer months.  

This document is also available in Spanish.

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