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Program Development

Boost your after school learning with our program tools designed to help your students get the most out of their after school learning.

Program development is essential in ensuring that children stay active and engaged during activities and continue to learn even after the school day ends. Get the most out of your after school program with program development guides that will help you create a program that meets the diverse needs of the children in your care. Whether it be leadership development of creating a strong after school STEM curriculum, ExtendEd Notes has a guide that will help you make your after school program the best it can be.

Program Development Articles

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5 Poetry Styles to Tap into Your Inner Shakespeare

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” Rita Dove, American poet

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Protect Our Species: 5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2019

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Protect Our Species,” and its mission is to raise awareness of the rapid rate of extinction and encourage people to change their habits and help…

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Key Financial Milestones for Every Child

As educators and parents alike, we are largely focused on teaching children fundamental academic and social skills to help them thrive in- and outside the classroom. At the same time,…

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Tax Day: 6 Resources to Teach Students About Taxes

Tax season is in full effect! And while it’s usually a daunting time for adults, it’s a great opportunity to introduce your students to the civic duty of paying taxes. As…

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12 Empowering Quotes to Help Ease the Stress of a Long Day

Let’s face it: stress is a regular part of our lives. And this is especially true for afterschool program leaders and professionals, who are tasked with keeping students safe and learning…

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7 April-themed Activities to Try After School

April comes with a variety of fun holidays and themes that are perfect for student activities! From exploring rain to celebrating National Arbor Day, the possibilities are endless. Below are…

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