Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. In addition, NAA offers a variety of opportunities for virtual professional development (PD) through meaningful content, conversations and connections. Click here to see full descriptions of virtual PD offerings.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:41

4 Keys to Successful School Partnerships

A successful partnership is built on a trusting alliance of two interests that share the same goals.

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

Friday, 12 February 2016 00:00

4 Ways to Bring Balance to Your Program

The afterschool space is more than just a safe place for students to wait for caregivers to pick them up. It's where you can challenge students and help them learn skills in multiple areas. As you work on improving and growing your program, consider the following areas as a framework for organizing your space and your curriculum to bring out the best in your afterschool students.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 00:00

Tips for Transitioning with Kids

Transitions can be hard on a child. With these helpful tips you can make it easier on your students to easily switch between activities. For all situations make sure to, in a positive manner, tell children ahead of time where they are going, what they are going to do, and what behavior is expected of them.

Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Get Your Staff Motivated!

Keeping your staff motivated is a challenge especially when you don't feel motivated. Keep in mind, your staff is looking to you for leadership and direction and with a couple of changes, you can motivate them through your words and actions. Check out these tips for getting yourself and your staff motivated!