National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE)
Ongoing since 2014
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) (https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/centers/national-center-afterschool-and-summer-enrichment). 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.