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.

Communicating Your Commitment to Inclusion

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 09:40

Your afterschool program sends messages to youth and families about inclusion. Everything from the language used in your marketing and print materials, to the pictures on the walls, to how staff approach individual participants.

Saucony Run for Good Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Running Programs

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 09:38

The Saucony Run for Good Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children by helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity.

Speaking Up Is How I Show Up

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

When I looked at the 2020 keynote speakers lineup for NAA Convention, the theme took on a much deeper meaning for me.

What Works in Reducing Peer Aggression

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:38

Peer aggression is a problem in almost all settings involving large numbers of children.

The Role of Allyship in Racial Equity

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:22

As our collective consciousness shifts, we are seeing more diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives emerge locally and nationwide. We must be brave enough to talk openly about the role of white people, and other allies, in these efforts.

Stacey Abrams to Show Up, Speak Up at NAA Convention 2020

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 00:00

Though Stacey Abrams' professional title is lengthy, it hardly encapsulates the breadth of her credentials and experience.

Out-of-School Time and Social and Emotional Learning: A Federal Policy and Funding Review

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 10:33

Congress is back from its late summer recess, so it's a good time for an update on federal policy related to social and emotional learning (SEL), especially the learning that happens when school has just begun and young people are looking forward to new opportunities to grow, learn and have fun.

6 Benefits of Using Coding and Robotics with Young Learners in Afterschool Programs

Tuesday, 05 November 2019 09:50

Early childhood is a wonderful time to sparks kids' interest in coding, robotics and engineering.

Baltimore OST Inclusion Collaborative

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:11

Professional Development is an essential ingredient to high program quality and improving youth outcomes.

The Science of Learning and Development in Afterschool Systems and Settings

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

Over time, there has been an increased value placed on supporting children and youth as a whole in out-of-school time settings, whether through research, policy, or practice.

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