EDC to Lead New National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment

Photo of Tony Streit

EDC has been selected by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Child Care to receive $10 million over five years to lead the new National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE). The center—part of a new, cross-sector Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) System announced by ACF Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg today—will enable EDC to further its long-standing goal to promote innovative, high-quality out-of-school time learning.

Under the leadership of EDC Senior Project Director Tony Streit (shown above), EDC and its partners—the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, the National Summer Learning Association, and WRMA, Inc.—will develop and provide materials and trainings to ensure that low-income school-age children can access high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that promote their development and academic achievement. Streit said, "EDC has exceptional breadth and depth of experience serving the out-of-school time field through both publicly and privately funded initiatives at the national, regional, and local levels. We are honored to have this opportunity to launch a field-building initiative with national reach and enduring impact on the provision of school-age care.”

Last Updated: October 5, 2015