News & updates

Lights on Afterschool

The 18th annual Lights On Afterschool will be celebrated on Thursday, October 26.  Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event organized to raise awareness of the importance of afterschool to children and families across the United States.  Almost half of all children supported through CCDF government assistance are school age (5 through 12 years old). Affordable, […]

NCASE Resource Library Showcases Research and Information on Key Topics in Afterschool & Summer Learning

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) Resource Library is a growing collection of tools, information, and examples of promising practices. These resources are meant to inform and support efforts to increase access and improve the quality of programs for school-age children. NCASE provides training and technical assistance to State, Territory and Tribal Child […]

New Webinar on Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness: Requirements and Resources

Join this webinar to explore the requirements in the CCDBG Act regarding services to families experiencing or at risk for homelessness, innovative state strategies to implement requirements, and resources for states and child care providers. This webinar will be held on Thursday, October 19, at 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT and is jointly hosted by […]

Alabama Department of Health’s HWI Summer Trainings

The Healthy Wellness Initiative (HWI) is a partnership between the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Division and the State Department of Education’s Federal Programs Section. The HWI provides 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Dependent Care Coordinators, and Community Educators with technical assistance, resources, and information regarding physical activity, nutrition, healthy weight, […]

America’s ToothFairy: Oral Health Education Program

Tooth decay is the #1 chronic childhood disease in the US, and America’s ToothFairy believes afterschool providers play a major role in addressing this pressing public health issue. The America’s ToothFairy Oral Health Education Program provides resources to incorporate oral health learning opportunities into your afterschool program, including the ToothFairy 101 Community Education Kit (a […]

Potential Grant Opportunity

Kars4Kids is a national Jewish nonprofit organization that funds educational and youth programs in communities across North America. Our full suite of year round programs includes school placement and tuition assistance, mentorship and extracurricular programs, family retreats and summer camps. Our wide array of services is designed to impact every aspect of a child’s development, […]

CATCH Kids Club Training

CATCH Kids Club is an evidence based physical activity and healthy nutrition curriculum specifically written for the afterschool and out-of-school time setting.  As part of the Healthy Wellness Initiative (HWI), a CATCH Kids Club Implementation Training is being held on Wednesday, August 9th, and a Catch Kids ClubTrain-the-Trainer Academy on August 10-11, 2017 (must also […]

ACEA 2017 OST Scholarship

Alabama Community Education Association, ACEA, Inc. ACEA Out-of-School Service Scholarship 2017 Scholarship Information   SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION An Out-of-School program is an extension of the regular school day designed to offer enrichment programs for students and to meet the Afterschool needs of working parents. Major benefits of an Afterschool Program are a positive, supportive environment for […]

ACEA Conference 2017

Thank you for attending the Annual Statewide Conference. The ACEA Board, Andrea, Valerie, the President-Elect Monica, the ALSDE, and ALACN are truly grateful for all your ongoing efforts and sacrifices, as you continue to meet the needs of our state’s children and families. As promised, below are the information, upcoming opportunities, links, and resources discussed […]

Mega Conference 2016

Thank you to all those who attended the Grant Writing session at Mega. As promised, below is the PowerPoint utilized during the discussion. The link below the PPT allows you to download and save the document, so the links are “live” for your use. We apologize for the previous accessibility issues. Hopefully, they have been […]