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National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)

Ongoing since 2014

Principal Investigator: Ellen Gannett, M.Ed.

Project Director: Kathy Schleyer, M.S.

Funded by: National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

NIOST is one of four organizations that together comprise the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE). This collaborating entity exists to provide technical assistance (TA) to states, territories and tribes that utilize the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to support access to out of school time programs by low income families. This funding is managed by the U.S. Office of Child Care under the U.S. Administration of Children and Families. NCASE is one of nine national TA centers serving birth through school-age children. NIOST contributes to webinars, peer learning communities, curation of an online resource library and other virtual TA. In addition to NIOST, the NCASE partners include Educational Development Center (lead), The National Summer Learning Association and WRMA.

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    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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The National Institute on Out-of-School Time

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