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.

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.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:21

How Gratitude Transcends the Holiday Season

As the end of the year quickly approaches, it is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

When my daughter was a baby, she had no problem using her "voice" to tell everyone within earshot what she neededshe "communicated" without hesitation when she was hungry, tired or generally discontent.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 10:02

Whatever the Obstacle

Every day, youth and adults alike face obstacles in various forms. Stacie Sather, program director and long-time coach for Girls on the Run (GOTR) Sonoma County, shares her perspective on teaching youth that despite challenges, we must move forward.