National Center for Best Practices in School-Age Care and Summer Learning

Posted by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on December 08, 2014

The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care announces the availability of up to $2,000,000 to be competitively awarded for a National Center for Best Practices in School-Age Child Care and Summer Learning.

The Center will disseminate high quality research informed resources and provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to states, territories and tribes to support school-age care and summer learning programs. The Center will work with the OCC to design and implement a school-age/summer learning action plan that includes, 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 that positively involve parents in summer learning and school-age learning settings; and coordinating with early childhood and school-age stakeholder groups and other federal programs to maximize effective service delivery models and minimize duplication of efforts.

T/TA will be delivered to state child care agencies, and other early care and education settings across regions, States, tribes and territories. In addition, the Center will maximize the use of previously developed web-based material and resources that are consistent with OCC’s mission. The Center will work collaboratively and cooperatively with OCC National T/TA Centers and ACF regional offices.

Because of the complex work the Center will conduct, the grantee will be expected to bring together a consortium of knowledgeable partners within the field of school-age care and summer learning. The Center’s work should be research/evidence informed as well as practical in application by way of training and technical assistance within the field of school-age care and summer learning.

Deadline: June 30, 2015

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