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.

NAA Quality Conversations

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:00

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.

Webinar: Maximizing Out-of-School Time

Monday, 19 January 2015 13:25

Empowering Afterschool Providers to Create Healthier Communities: January 29, 2015, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST

Due to the number of U.S. children who attend various types of afterschool care, it is becoming increasingly clear that out-of-school time staff can play an essential role in helping young people eat healthy and stay active.

TIES FeePay™ Online Fee Payment and Administration

Monday, 19 January 2015 13:21

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.

Explorakits Offers Innovative Afterschool and Camp Activities

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 07:13

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

NAA’s Trends of 2015 in Afterschool

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

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.

AfterSchool Guide to Indoor Games

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00

During this winter season, it's important to keep the interest of your students, and energize their creativity.

Collaborative Communications

Monday, 15 December 2014 09:48

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.

Have You Registered for the 2015 NAA Conference?

Monday, 15 December 2014 09:46

Join us March 8 – 11, 2015 in Washington, D.C., at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

December 8 – 14: National Computer Science Week

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 04:31

According to the Washington Post, in 2013, nearly fifteen million students in 167 countries completed a tutorial or other coding-based activity during Computer Science Education Week, with one in six American students taking part—more than half of which were girls. What will you do with your students to celebrate and encourage their interest in computer science?

STEM Resources for Afterschool Programs

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 04:29

Advancing STEM education has been hailed as an effective strategy for training the workers of tomorrow, stoking interest in career fields where employees will be in demand and, of course, for increasing academic achievement. Try these resources for more ideas to expand your outside-of-school-time STEM programming:

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