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.

Annual Convention Locations and Dates Announced!

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 10:57

Planning ahead is always a safe bet. Can't wait any longer to learn about upcoming NAA Annual Convention locations, dates and hotels for 2020 – 2024?

4 Easy Technology Tips to Support Your Own PD

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 12:34

The National AfterSchool Association recently published "Reading is a Way to Learn."

4 Tips to Improve Efficiency and Focus on Quality

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 09:54

There’s no room to be mediocre in afterschoolhigh quality programs are a must! Follow these four core tips to improve administrative efficiency so you have more time to focus on program quality.

Reading Is a Way to Learn

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 09:49

Development is not about luck. As the quote from Charles Tremendous Jones says: "The only difference between who you are today and the person you will be in five years will come from the books you read and the people you associate with."

Why Not? The Leadership Top 10

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 10:38

Leadership takes far more than what meets the eye.

Leadership Connections Across Generations

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 10:11

If your workplace is like mine, you currently have several generations of adults working side-by-side: the silent generation, baby boomers, Generation X, xennials, millennials and now the beginning of Generation Z.

In the Words of a Next Gen: Where Do I Go From Here?

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 10:07

The recent Celebration of Leadership Reception at the 2019 National AfterSchool Association's Annual Convention in New York City brought together and lifted up those who have made significant contributions to the field of afterschool.

Reflections on a Civil Rights Learning Journey

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:05

The Summer of 1964 was a defining moment for our country.

7 Things to Consider When Evaluating Out-of-School Time Management Software

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:02

As a childcare director, one of your main goals is to deliver successful and engaging programs for students.

History of Afterschool in America

Monday, 20 May 2019 15:46

Driven by a family need for afterschool supervision of youth—as well as the need for youth to have access to expanded learning opportunities—afterschool programs have become an integral part of the community landscape.

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