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Promoting Children's Development

As they grow, children experience marked stages of development. The following resources provide more information about the development of infants and toddlers, preschool-age children, and school-age children. They also address the importance of early learning guidelines, developmental screening and assessment, language development, and supporting children with disabilities in early care and education programs.

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Este seminario web esboza políticas sobre salud y seguridad para centros y proveedores de cuidado infantil...

This brief, Strengthening Systems and Supports to Build Positive Social-Emotional Climates in Out-of-School Time, highlights best prac­tices regarding social-emotional learning that states learned about and shared in a peer learning group facilitated by NCASE. Examples from Oklahoma,...

This brief defines developmental screening and evaluation; highlights innovative and best...

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...

This document provides current website links to early learning and development guidelines (ELDGs) from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

This practice brief developed by the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE), is a follow up to the recent research brief, “...

On March 28, 2019, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted the “...

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 is a time for sun and fun, but children’s learning is too important to take a vacation! Many school-aged children lose up to three months of grade-level equivalency in math and reading skills over the summer months. This phenomenon is known as the summer slide. Summertime child care...