Using Data to Support Equity in Out-of-School Time

This issue brief from the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) directs attention to the importance of representation of OST/school-age child care in data. To ensure equitable access, experiences, and positive outcomes for all child care participants, there must be applicable data collection, with an opportunity to address identified disparities and obstacles for programs and initiatives. This brief identifies data landscape scans, data mapping, and cost model estimation as practical strategies to analyze relevant information and identify needs for equitable results for OST/school-age child care programming. 

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