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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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What You Need to Know About the NAA HEPA Standards for OST Programs

High-quality after school programs do more than provide supervised care for students after the school day ends. They’ve evolved to also support whole-child development, including teaching students healthy behaviors that will…

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How to Organize an Enrichment Club (Plus 3 Club Ideas)

Enrichment clubs are a great way to keep students learning and engaged, but many program leaders face a number of challenges when organizing a club. How do you incorporate clubs…

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3-Step Process to Building an Inclusive After School Program

Every child has an innate desire to learn, explore, and have fun - regardless of their skill or ability levels. That’s why it’s important for after school programs to create a…

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7 Ways to Prepare for Seamless Art Making

Art making is a staple in every child’s education. And though art is typically an unstructured activity, there are a few ways to ensure the experience is fun for students and…

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How to Build Your Program Budget

Running a high-quality after school program costs nearly $4,000 per student. And while we often share resources and strategies for financing your program, we also like to provide budgeting tips…

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10 Expert Tips for Clarifying Your Program Vision

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in service for a while, your program vision is critical to its success. A vision statement provides a clear picture of what your…



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