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.

Afterschool professionals and leaders have a responsibility for providing healthy and safe environments, for young people and those who work with them.

To better understand young people's perceptions of the conditions that support their social, emotional, and academic learning and development, the Center for Promise at America's Promise Alliance conducted a survey, for which findings are outlined in the new report What Drives Learning: Young People's Perspectives on the Importance of Relationships, Belonging, and Agency.

Beyond Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health department guidelines, there are additional measures afterschool programs can take to help allay parents' worries and demonstrate their commitment to the well-being of the kids in their care.

How We Can Help Support Those We Serve Who've Been Diagnosed with COVID-19

Afterschool professionals and leaders have a responsibility for providing healthy and safe environments, for young people and those who work with them. They're also often required to maintain current first-aid certification.

Published in Executive Extra

American youth are in the midst of a psychological crisis.

Monday, 28 September 2020 17:21

I Do, You Do, We Do.

Tasha Franklin Johnson, Ph.D., Senior Director, Character Development Learning Institute, YMCA of the USA, firmly believes there's a strong partnership between teaching within the classroom and the afterschool space.

Monday, 21 September 2020 13:45

4 Things an Agent of Hope Can Do Amid COVID-19

Wow! We find ourselves as educators and practitioners in a very unfamiliar place.

Monday, 14 September 2020 21:48

The Role of OST Workers During the Pandemic

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought many changes to the delivery strategy for school-day and out-of-school time (OST) programs.

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 16:17

Have Patience. Be Kind. Do the Best You Can.

It's 9:07 a.m. and I'm just starting my day at work. I should have logged on by 9 a.m. at the latest, but I laid in bed instead.

Published in Executive Extra
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