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Two Tremendous Opportunities

Two Tremendous Opportunities! National Geographic and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation have partnered to design a new Educator certification program  for both Afterschool and In-school Educators. By participating in this FREE online professional development, you will have the opportunity to help cultivate an “explorer mindset” in youth, as they tackle the real-world challenges of today […]

PBS KIDS Edcamp

PBS KIDS Edcamp provides educators who work with children – in schools, child care centers or homes – with a space to share, collaborate and learn together.  Learn about PBS KIDS resources that support social and emotional development, math and literacy skills.  Connect with educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips and share ideas.   Learn […]

NEW Grant Opportunity

The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (Coalition) Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds or recreation spaces. Each shade structure grant is valued at a maximum of $15,000, which includes the cost for a shade […]

CATCH Kids Club Guide + Video Contest

CATCH Kids Club Inclusion Guide for Youth with Disability + Video Contest! SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1ST! You are invited to create a short video demonstrating why inclusive physical activity is important in after school programming!  Show us why and how you would use the new CKC Inclusion Guide as part of the CATCH Kids Club […]

Up to $100,000 grants for Middle School OST Pograms

The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High local grant program to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide. Take a look to see which grant category is a good fit for you, and apply!   Three grant […]

A Webinar From the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

Exploring Models for Combining Funds To Support Quality School-Age Child Care Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CST Register on line now! Successful out-of-school-time (OST) programs often use a mix of funding sources that have been combined, either at the state and territory or program level, to ensure the availability of quality comprehensive services […]

Marathon Kids Running Club Grant

WE HAVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FUNDING FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS! The Marathon Kids Running Club Grant application is now open. OST sites throughout your state can apply for funding to bring Marathon Kids to their afterschool, community or summer program TODAY!  The Marathon Kids Running Club Grant portal is officially open and accepting applications until Friday, February 9th, 2018.Can […]

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 […]