Bringing Yourself to Work

This professional development text aims to help directors and staff to create healthier learning environments for children and youth in after-school programs.

Bringing Yourself to Work: A Guide to Successful Staff Development in After-School Programs outlines the support and skills needed by staff to increase self-awareness, sustain healthy relationships and improve group dynamic.
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Americans Want Congress to Invest in Kids and our Future, Not Cut Key Programs

New poll finds overwhelming support for increasing investments in services that support children’s health, nutrition and well-being A national public opinion poll released today by the Children’s Leadership Council finds…

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Building a Staff Ladder

This is the fourth of a biweekly series about “The Business of Before and After School.” Look for other posts on this topic by selecting Business from the category list below right.

Managing for the long-term success of before and afterschool programs requires many elements, some of which are accomplished on a daily basis and others only after years of purposeful ground work have been completed. Developing a deep pool of candidates or a strong flow from an incoming “Staff Ladder” to meet your programs ongoing staffing needs, falls into the latter category, and can be a great contribution from an administrator to an organization’s long-term health. (more…)

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Funding Diversification is a Must!

This is the third of a biweekly series about “The Business of Before and After School.” Look for other posts on this topic by selecting Business from the category list below right.

Congratulations, you will receive a grant for three years.  This predictable income will allow you to begin your program or to expand into other program areas.  But what will you do when this revenue source dries up and you have staff salaries to pay and program supplies to purchase, let alone the fact that your new program is successful and serving lots of kids and families who are all now relying on you? (more…)

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Working with School Districts and Other Community Partners

This is the first of a biweekly series about “The Business of Before and After School.” Look for other posts on this topic by selecting Business from the category list below right.

Collaboration is the name of the game today!  Working with School Districts and other community organizations can produce great outcomes, especially for all the children involved. (more…)

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