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.

Friday, 22 November 2019 15:17

Get on Board!

Groups Expect You to Know the Latest in Cruise Travel

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 09:40

Communicating Your Commitment to Inclusion

Your afterschool program sends messages to youth and families about inclusion. Everything from the language used in your marketing and print materials, to the pictures on the walls, to how staff approach individual participants.

Over time, there has been an increased value placed on supporting children and youth as a whole in out-of-school time settings, whether through research, policy, or practice.

Published in Executive Extra

Many afterschool and summer learning programs are implementing social and emotional learning initiatives, but not all afterschool professionals feel prepared to discuss SEL.

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.

Imagine being in a room where all sorts of different languages were being spoken.

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."

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