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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

Program leaders article

10 Qualities Great Afterschool Program Leaders Have in Common

What makes a great leader? According to John Maxwell, it is someone “who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” As an afterschool program leader, you are tasked…

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5 Exciting Ways to Engage Students in Summer Learning

When it comes to planning your summer learning program, the activities you provide can be instrumental in attracting and retaining students. Many of them take the summer to sharpen their…

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10 Must-Have Art Supplies for Your After-School Program

Art-making is a major part of child development. Not only does it enhance children’s motor skills, like hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity, but it can also boost their self-confidence. Additionally, art…

Effective schedule article

The 6 Building Blocks of an Effective Program Schedule

Whether you’re starting a new afterschool program or restructuring an existing one, designing a program schedule is an essential step to developing a high-quality program. This schedule will help to structure…

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Dial Up the Fun: 10+ May Activities That Your Students Will Love

May is here, and there are plenty of activities for students to enjoy after school, including learning activities, creative projects and outdoor games and explorations. We’ve outlined a few special days…

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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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