Programs Toolkit

How Programs Can Participate

Summer programs are vital to the message around National Summer Learning Week. Every year, we see excellent examplesacross the country demonstrating new and exciting practices to close the achievement gap. It is this we want to show families and elected officials: “summer learning” is NOT JUST “summer school.”

Summer Learning Toolkit for Programs| Post and Event or Program

Help families and media find you! Post your summer learning celebration to the official National Summer Learning Week Tracker.

Take the#SmarterSummers Challenge to share what inspires your students to learn during the summer!

National Summer Learning Week has a new theme for each day of this celebration. View the theme days.

Make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people around you. Here are 10 Tips for Celebrating National Summer Learning Week.

Check out these resources to spark ideas around your Summer Learning Week celebration throughout your library system or within your local museums.

Share these summer learning resources to help families fight summer learning loss with tips to keep kids healthy, learning at home, and more.

From Our Partners at Scholastic

Two years of research meeting new evidence standards show the impact of providing students with increased access to books and opportunities for family engagement over the summer. Check out these resources to learn about methods for implementing and sustaining evidence-based programs in schools nationwide.

Scholastic Summer Learning Research Infographic
Research and Practice Webinar: Using an Evidence-Based Program to Plan Sustainable Summer Initiatives

Summer Learning and Enrichment: Tips for School-Age Care Providers

The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) has created a tipsheet,Summer Learning and Enrichment: Tips for School-Age Care Providers, to share ideas with child care providers of things to think about before, during, and at the end of summer. Specific suggestions involve creating a plan for the summer months, building a relationship with families, engaging children in activities to help prevent the summer slide, and keeping children healthy and active during the summer months.

Summer Learning and Enrichment: Tips for School-Age Care Providers