National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) provides training and technical assistance to the state, territory, and tribal CCDF lead agencies and their designated networks, which include the statewide afterschool networks, State and Local Education Agencies (SEAs/LEAs), provider associations, and Child Care Resource and Referral agencies. The goal of NCASE is to ensure that school-age children in families of low income have increased access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement.

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Home-based child care has always been an important part of the child care supply for families of school-age children. This new practice brief explores challenges and promising practices to support school-age children in accessing high-quality experiences in home-based care.

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an initiative that recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Highlighted Tools and Resources: 

Explore the new School-Age Data Profiles Database with information on school-age children served by CCDF

Check out OST Professional Development System Building Toolkit supports for school-age providers

View our collection of NCASE Resources in Spanish / Recursos Disponibles en Español

Additional Resources