National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)
Project Director: Kathy Schleyer, M.S.
Funded By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care
The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) is one of four organizations — including Education Development Center, the National Summer Learning Association, and WRMA — that comprise the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE). The goal of NCASE is to ensure that school-age children in low-income families have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement.
Through NCASE, NIOST curates a Resource Library — which connects users with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in out-of-school time (OST) — and contributes to webinars and peer learning communities. These resources provide training and technical assistance to states, territories, tribes, and community partners that use the federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to support access to OST programs for low-income families.