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, 02 June 2020 12:10

Adapting Best Practices for the Future

All over the nation and the world, afterschool professionals, leaders, and others are working diligently to ensure healthy and safe school-age child care and out-of-school time programs for kids and families.

February 20, 2020 –Inequities persist when it comes to the recruitment, hiring and retention of people of color for leadership positions in afterschool according to a new report published by the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) and authored by Policy Studies Associates.

Published in News

Afterschool programs reach hundreds of thousands of students daily, nationwide.

Last week, a record-breaking attendance of more than 2,000 afterschool professionals gathered in the Big Apple for four days of learning, networking and inspiration. Here are some of our favorite highlights.

The NAA Convention is an incredible four days, bringing together afterschool professionals and leaders for networking, learning and inspiration.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Meet Melody Herzfeld: NAA19 Keynote

As NAA Annual Convention quickly approaches, we're excited to share a bit more about one of our keynote speakers and why you're not going to want to miss hearing her speak.

Congratulations to our 2019 honorees!

Published in Awards/Recognition
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 14:20

STEM in Afterschool: Rise Up at NAA19!

Did you know that the National AfterSchool Association is a great resource for STEM professional development?

Published in Convention Articles
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Social Media in Afterschool: Tips for Success

Research shows that those who work in education use social media more than the general public.

Published in AfterSchool of Thought
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:00

The Systemic Disregard for Frontline Staff

As employees and human beings, staff members want to feel valuable and valued.

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