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.

Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity: Promoting Children’s Health in Afterschool Programs

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 09:35

As programs are planning and beginning to reopen, it’s important to think of ways to help young people stay healthy through social distancing and other best practices related to prevention of the spread of coronavirus.

A Time of Unrest, Protest and Potential

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 00:00

As an educator, I see myself as a lifelong learner. That's what I encouraged my students to be when I was in the classroom and leading out-of-school time programs.

OST Program Benefits to Share Now

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 00:00

Out-of-school time programs are vital to our communities and are a critical component of many families' childcare strategies. COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way that interactions look in the short term and forced the reimagining of program offerings.

How to Avoid Zoom Fatigue

Wednesday, 03 June 2020 11:35

It's no secret: Zoom has become a regular player in our lives.

Reaching Rural Communities

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 12:14

During the COVID-19 pandemic, American Youth Policy Forum has been collecting resources pertinent to various disadvantaged youth populations. Recently, AYPF focused on resources related to rural populations and youth in foster care. We share some of them here.

Adapting Best Practices for the Future

Tuesday, 02 June 2020 12:10

All over the nation and the world, afterschool professionals, leaders, and others are working diligently to ensure healthy and safe school-age child care and out-of-school time programs for kids and families.

Inclusion: From Afterschool to the Living Room

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:21

We recognize how stressful this time is for parents and caregivers at home and how uncertainty and change or lack of routine can cause challenging behaviors from kids, both with and without disabilities.

Creating a Plan to Start and Operate a Virtual Summer Camp

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:19

For over 100 years, summer camp programs have spent the months leading up to June preparing to operate on-location programs for youth.

Afterschool Is Essential

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 10:17

Our 2020 has been quite a year so far, described over and over with phrases such as, "unprecedented, challenging, and uncertain."

Using Technology to Manage Changing Landscapes

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 08:50

On April 28, 2020, over 180 NAA members participated in our webinar that focused on how technology and automation can be used to improve afterschool program management and the parent experience.

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