As a childcare director, one of your main goals is to deliver successful and engaging programs for students.
How we engage with children matters! It's time to take casual "how was your day" conversations to the next level and make them more meaningful.
Every day, we hear our youth say, "I just want more time" or "I just need to finish this" as they're made to stop what they're doing and move on to the next scheduled life event.
It has been over 20 years since I was a day camp director, but this time of year I always wistfully remember the anticipation, excitement and energy that's unique to planning summer programs.
Out-of-school time (OST) programs can play a role in mitigating and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are disruptive to a school-age child's academic and social development.
To build the capacity of the afterschool field, it's important for afterschool professionals and leaders to understand the variety of career pathways and opportunities available to them. Heidi Ham, NAA VP of Programs and Strategy, sat down with Tania Tauer, Ph.D., and asked her to share the story of her afterschool career path to date.
Every once in a while, we each experience a gloomy, no-good, terrible day—those days when everything seems to go awry, and it can be difficult to keep our heads up.
As youth development professionals, our goal is to provide effective and relevant curriculum to meet the needs of youth in our communities.