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National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) has been awarded to Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in collaboration with the National Institute for Out-of-School Time (NIOST), the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), and Walter R. McDonald Associates (WRMA), Inc. The Center is administered by the Office of Child Care.

NCASE supports states, territories, and Tribes to expand supply and access to afterschool and summer learning and development opportunities for school-age children, particularly those in low-income families. The Center's work will include, but is not limited to:

  • Working with statewide school-age networks and other community partners to expand learning opportunities for school-age children
  • Identifying and promoting family engagement approaches
  • Coordinating with early childhood and school-age stakeholder groups and other federal programs to maximize effective service delivery models and minimize duplication of efforts

NCASE also disseminates resources and provides coordinated T/TA to promote high-quality afterschool and summer experiences that reflect current promising practices. The resources and services are research-informed and responsive to the unique cultural and linguistic needs of families and children in afterschool and summer programs, including state, territory, and Tribal programs supported with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) assets.

To learn more, visit the Office of Child Care's NCASE page.