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Leadership & Professional Development

Leadership & Professional Development

Professional development for teachers in afterschool programs goes hand in hand with being an insightful and responsive leader. Through leadership development training, afterschool programs are improved from top to bottom. When a staff is empowered and energized through staff training and development and professional development activities, children respond with renewed enthusiasm. Our professional development resources offer afterschool leaders valuable resources for inspiring a positive culture in their program.

Leadership & Professional Development Articles


6 Tips for Effective Collaboration Between Program Directors and School Principals

School principals play an integral role in after-school program success, particularly school-based programs. In fact, effective collaboration between the principal and program director is key to providing students with a…


4 Simple Ways to Continue Professional Development During the Summer

Contrary to popular belief, many educators do not spend their summers sleeping in or lounging by the pool. For most, the summer months are the busiest of the year as…

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5 Tips on Effective Goal Setting for Students

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

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Simple Recognition Strategy for After School Program Staff

Bet on your staff, and everyone wins! If you apply this simple staff-recognition strategy, your staff will know that you value a job done well.


Six Roles of Principals in Afterschool Programs

Effective principal involvement is crucial for afterschool program success. In fact, one researcher concluded that the program director’s relationship with the principal has the potential to make or break a school-based…

Afterschool programs close achievement gaps

Afterschool Programs Close Achievement Gaps, According to Report

In a report from The Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project titled “Afterschool Programs Close Achievement Gaps,” research found a link between afterschool programs and the narrowing gap in math achievement.

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