The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has released Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-Being for Children and Youth, a comprehensive report examining the state of the evidence on summer learning in America.
Inclusion is a topic that tugs at the heartstrings of families and educators.
Many afterschool and summer learning programs are implementing social and emotional learning initiatives, but not all afterschool professionals feel prepared to discuss SEL.
The physical safety of young people is a basic tenet of quality afterschool programs. Because staff and volunteers are key to providing quality programs, a logical—and necessary—starting point is pre-employment background checks.
Afterschool programs have evolved. Today, parents and students alike expect these extracurricular programs to teach soft skills: those required for college admissions and career success.
How can you engage, amaze and expand STEM learning for your afterschool students? Introducing Siemens STEM Day, a free, standards-aligned online STEM program created in partnership with Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation.
In response to member requests, several NAA Resources are now available in Spanish! The Code of Ethics, Core Competencies Infographic, State of the Profession and HEPA Standards have been translated, to reach more afterschool professionals than ever before.