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.

After school and other out-of-school time (OST) providers should consider adding Youth Civic Engagement programs to their regular program offerings, as these types of learning experiences benefit the child, provider, and our greater society. Through positive youth development programming we empower youth each day—so why not focus some of that wonderful energy toward formally getting children civically engaged?

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:33

Google Science Fair

The Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to individuals and teams ages thirteen to eighteen. Students sign up for the Science Fair with a free Google account at GoogleScienceFair.com.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00

The Activity Gap

Access to afterschool programs is growing more unequal, and that's pushing disadvantaged kids further behind.

While numerous studies indicate a positive correlation linking academic achievement to afterschool programs that offer enrichment activities, data also shows that fewer students are able to access those valuable activities, largely due to their socio-economic status and funding cuts to programs.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 00:00

EZ-CARE Solutions

EZCare online software is designed for todays after school professional. It eliminates administrative hassles, and makes enrollment, billing, scheduling and parent engagement easy.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 00:00

Engage Readers at All Levels

Roleplay Reader and Playbooks® Reader's Theater Publishing provides innovative and engaging reading enrichment materials that provide growth and measurable results in reading fluency, comprehension, and confidence.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:00

NAA Quality Conversations

Each day, over 10 million children participate in afterschool programs. Working parents rely on these programs to keep their children learning, growing and safe during the gap hours—after the school day ends, but before parents come home from work.

TIES FeePay—convenient for parents, smart for districts—is an online fee payment system that gives parents what they want and schools what they need.

FeePayTM eliminates double entries, saving staff time and making business sense. It also interfaces with general ledger systems for receivables and collections.

Fully loaded kits are ready to go with hands-on activities that will entertain children for at least an hour of fun.

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

NAA’s Trends of 2015 in Afterschool

The New Year is the perfect time to evaluate the efficacy of programming thus far, and ensure high quality in what's planned for the second half of the academic year.

Monday, 15 December 2014 09:48

Collaborative Communications

Collaborative Communications is a communications consulting practice that forms partnerships with national foundations, the public sector, nonprofit education and community-based organizations, and school districts to create initiatives, distinctive products, and sustainable solutions that can improve the lives of children, their families, and their communities.

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