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My Child Care DC

My Child Care DC provides parents with access to child care information in DC. Parents can use this site to find licensed child care, compare child care options, and learn about early learning resources.

Source: My Child Care DC
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

DC Child Care Services

DC's Child Care Assistance Program provides subsidized child care to low-income families, families receiving TANF and participating in education and training, teen parents seeking a high school degree or equivalent, and families pursuing additional education.

Source: DC Department of Human Services
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

Clear Expectations on Readiness

Use this guidebook to learn more about how different communities navigate The Pathway to College for their most underserved students and how you could adopt these practices and tools in your own communities.
“While it goes without question that students need strong academic skills to succeed in postsecondary education, our research indicates that “college readiness” must be more broadly conceived. In a recent study, we interviewed almost 200 community college faculty, staff and students. These interviews made abundantly clear that certain non-academic skills, behaviors and attitudes are equally germane to college success.”
 

Category: Current Research
Publication Date: 2012

College Preparation Checklist

The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this checklist to help students prepare for college and understand the financial resources available for college.

Source: US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office
Category: College Planning and Assessments, Financial Aid, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2016

DC Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement for Single Individuals

DC's Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement for Single Individuals connects individuals experiencing homelessness with outreach and drop-in centers, showers and laundry, meals, and shelters.

Source: DC Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement for Single Individuals
Category: Local Social Services
Publication Date: 2018

Discover Business Degrees: ACT Prep

This website provides a list of tools, resources, and study tactics to help students prepare for the ACT and earn a business degree.

Source: Discover Business
Category: College Planning and Assessments
Publication Date: 2018

Discover Business Degrees: SAT Prep

This website provides a list of tools, resources, and study tactics to help students prepare for the SAT and earn a business degree.

Source: Discover Business
Category: College Planning and Assessments
Publication Date: 2018

Education Planner

This website provides tools and resources to help students plan for college or career.

Source: Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Category: Career Exploration & Assessments, College Planning and Assessments, Tools for Advisers
Publication Date: 2017

Ensuring College Readiness and Academic System Alignment for All Students: A Tactical Guidebook

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), supported by Lumina Foundation, developed this tactical guidebook to explain how communities work towards greater academic alignment and increase college readiness for underserved students. This guidebook is divided into the following seven chapters.
•    Chapter 1: Develop Students’ Aspiration for College
•    Chapter 2: Offer High-Quality College-Readiness Curriculum
•    Chapter 3: Deliver Learning Outside the Classroom
•    Chapter 4: Increase Financial Awareness and Readiness for College
•    Chapter 5: Guide Students Through the College Admissions Process
•    Chapter 6: Create On-Ramps to Get Back on the College Track
•    Chapter 7: Ease the Transition to College
 

Category: Current Research

Federal Student Aid for Adult Students

The US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office developed this fact sheet on the types of federal student aid available for adult students.

Source: US Department of Education - Federal Student Aid Office
Category: Financial Aid
Publication Date: 2011