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