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.

National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Shares Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 09:38

To build awareness of research and promising practices in the field of school-age child care, the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) has shared Adverse Childhood Experiences and the School Age Population: Implications for Child Care Policy and Out-of-School Time Programs.

Save the World: A TEENsy Bit at a Time

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 00:00

On Sundays in Los Angeles, if I'm not at an awesome afterschool conference somewhere else in the country, I pick up my golden turmeric latte from my local corporate coffee chain establishment and sit down with two sections of The New York Times: Review and Business.

Taming Turnover: Is Manager Mindset Thwarting Your Success?

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 09:10

I love the game "2 Truths and a Lie." Let's play! Spot the falsehood:

Finding Your Purpose and Potential with Click2Science

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

I bet you know the purpose or mission of your program.

Passion, Purpose, Persistence: Highlights from NAA19

Thursday, 21 March 2019 16:53

Last week, a record-breaking attendance of more than 2,000 afterschool professionals gathered in the Big Apple for four days of learning, networking and inspiration. Here are some of our favorite highlights.

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Out-of-School Time

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:52

Out-of-school time (OST) programs can play a role in mitigating and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are disruptive to a school-age child's academic and social development.

The Modern-Day Family & Your Program’s Registration Process

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 10:34

Who is the modern-day family? Well, they aren't quite as futuristic as the Jetsons, with their robot maid, but they are using smartphones and computers more than ever before.

SEL for Kids Begins with Adults

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:45

Research suggests structured, strengths-based afterschool programs that are coordinated with schools and communities and staffed with knowledgeable and competent adults are ideal settings to promote positive experiences and youth social and emotional development.

4 Keys to Successful School Partnerships

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:41

A successful partnership is built on a trusting alliance of two interests that share the same goals.

An Unexpected Take on Professional Enlightenment

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:52

It is a little too easy to hate on dating apps.

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