Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 10:41

We Know Your Worth. You Are Our People.

Have you ever been at an event and thought: "I've found my people!"

When people hear that a person of any age is a black belt in martial arts, they immediately begin to visualize a "fighter" who trains to punch, kick, and grapple, and has the ability to cause harm to those around them.

Those in education say it every year: "How does the summer go so fast?"

The National AfterSchool Association recently published the article "Reading is a Way to Learn."

There’s no room to be mediocre in afterschoolhigh quality programs are a must! Follow these four core tips to improve administrative efficiency so you have more time to focus on program quality.

As a childcare director, one of your main goals is to deliver successful and engaging programs for students.

How can cities use data to strengthen their afterschool programs?

Published in Executive Extra

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.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 10:01

Learn to Play, Play to Learn

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.

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