Document Number: 5720CCDF and 21CCLC: State Efforts to Facilitate Coordination for Afterschool Programs - To date, few afterschool programs have successfully integrated funding from the Child Care and Development Fund and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. This short report describes the scope of the federal Child Care and Development Fund and 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs. The authors argue for aligning the two funds, and identify strategies states are using to overcome three areas of challenges for coordinating the two programs: philosophical and cultural differences, program administration, and competition for scarce resources. (National Child Care Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, October 2004)...
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