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.

More than 2,300 children have recently suffered the traumatic experience of being forcibly separated from their parents at the United States border.

As the voice of the afterschool profession and the professional association for the field, NAA is positioned to be the industry-recognized credentialing body for STEM facilitation skills and other afterschool content areas.

Published in News
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:33

Decoding STEM/STEAM: New Report Released

The Toy Association, NAA Corporate Advisory Board member and co-partner in the new Play Ambassador program, has released Decoding STEM/STEAM.

Emerging best practices in out-of-school time (OST) are well-aligned with the goals of social and emotional learning (SEL), but few SEL programs are designed for OST environments. 

It's no secret: Kids could use more fruits and vegetables in their diets overall.

The Journal of Youth Development (JYD) is issuing a companion call for youth submissions for a special issue designed to expand the dialogue on immigrant, refugee and border youth in the United States by bringing multiple voices and perspectives of researchers, practitioners and youth to the forefront.

Published in Executive Extra
Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

NAA Appoints New Board Members

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) recently appointed four new members to its Board of Directors.

Published in News
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:01

5 Ways to Spark STEM Interest in Girls

The loss of interest and engagement in STEM programs and careers for girls is well documented. And while women make up half of the workforce, only 29 percent participate in STEM careers, with even lower numbers in computer science. Karen Peterson, CEO of National Girls Collaborative Project, shares her thoughts.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:31

Managing Stress: A Proven Key to Success

The ability to identify and manage stress is key to succeeding in any leadership position.

Part of my job at NAA is to communicate the importance of quality.

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