Articles about afterschool


Good news for child care, but more advocacy needed today!

Last updated: 06/27/2019

Good news for child care, but more advocacy needed today! Click to learn more and help.   We did it! We passed the first hurdle! Now to the next hurdle. Sensweeney@njleg.org...

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Intro to New Jersey Quality Standards for Afterschool

Last updated: 06/24/2019

New Jersey's Quality Standards for Afterschool (NJQSA) is an excellent resource available to afterschool and out-of-school time programs and staff for use in quality program...

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Guest blog: Building protective and promotive factors in afterschool

Last updated: 06/18/2019

By Jessica Bartlett, MSW, PhD, is Co-Director of Early Childhood Research at Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives and...

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Guest blog: Building protective and promotive factors in afterschool

Last updated: 06/14/2019

By Jessica Bartlett, MSW, PhD, is Co-Director of Early Childhood Research at Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization focused exclusively on improving the lives and...

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SEL for Kids Begins with Adults

Last updated: 03/26/2019

Research suggests structured, strengths-based afterschool programs that are coordinated with schools and communities and staffed with knowledgeable and competent adults are...

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Raising Our Kids: A Long-Term Approach - BOOST Cafe

Last updated: 03/23/2019

I have had an experience several times in the last few weeks that, I am sure, happens to all of us who have worked with students for a certain number of years. If it has not...

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The Benefits of Arts Education for Urban Tweens

Last updated: 03/02/2019

​​​​​Does high-quality arts programming benefit urban tweens? What does it take to recruit young people ages 10 to 14 to these programs—and keep them coming back? A recent...

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Working parents and the economy: $57 billion dollars at stake

Last updated: 02/28/2019

Working parents are struggling to find high-quality child care that is both accessible and affordable. As a result, working parents, employers, and taxpayers are all paying a...

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SEL Starts with YOU at NAA19!

Last updated: 02/18/2019

Young people across the nation are experiencing the many benefits the integration of social-emotional learning (SEL) into afterschool. Through SEL in afterschool, young people...

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Afterschool Alliance

Last updated: 02/11/2019

VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America and it’s about a 50-year program that has been part of the overall umbrella organization, AmeriCorps, for the past 25 years....

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