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.

Empower Youth by Reading Aloud

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 08:40

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo are just a few well-loved, high-quality pieces of young people's literature. They are also great read-alouds—who doesn't love listening to a great story?

Professionalizing the Workforce in Out-of-School Time and School-Age Child Care

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 08:37

Join the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in an informational webinar on workforce development in out-of-school time (OST) and school-age child care,

Tangible Evidence

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:54

A life is made of memories. When I was 20 years old, I traveled the world for two months with my best friend Kristin. It was a safer time then. Airport security was a breeze. Shoes stayed on. Everyone smiled. I had just acted in my first television show. My television was the only screen I owned.

EZCare Empowers Families to Help Children Succeed in School

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 07:10

When parents participate in their children's education, everybody wins.

Rock Afterschool with Three Fundamental Values of Music Education

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:53

"Pop Music tells you everything's OK, while rock music tells you that it is not OK, but you change it."
—Bono

In Defense of Science

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 05:56

Working in the private and public sectors, I have been involved in science education for over 20 years. From parents and principals, to CEOs and administrators, I am passionate and accustomed to fighting for STEM. Today, I need to speak about something more fundamental.

2 X 2 in Afterschool: Yikes, Math!

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:04

Yikes, math! Unfortunately, the sentiment is often shared by young people and adults alike. Math has a bad rap in the United States, and this attitude reflects in the country's test scores.

4 Projects to Help Meet Your Goals in 2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:33

What are your organizational resolutions for the New Year?

5 Tips to Make Networking Less Scary and More Successful

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 06:42

Networking. Lots of people talk about it, but what is it, where does it happen, and how do you do it effectively?

Virtual Convention 2016 Recap

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 04:58

This past November, NAA offered for the second consecutive year a Virtual Convention for Afterschool Professionals, which packaged the top-rated workshops from the 2016 NAA Annual Convention and delivered them in a convenient online format.