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.

Help NAA learn about your opinions and experiences with social-emotional learning (SEL) in your before- and afterschool program(s) by participating in this online survey—you could even win some cash for you or your organization in return.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 04:12

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"Youth success skills." "Power skills." "21st Century skills." "Soft skills." 

As a field, we call them by a number of different names, but taken together, they represent the social, academic, and life skills, which are known to be directly supported by effective social and emotional learning.

New research from the 2014 edition of "America After 3PM," the most comprehensive household survey of how students in America spend their afterschool hours, shows that summer learning programs are strongly supported by parents and that participation in summer learning programs is on the rise.