ADVANCING RESEARCH, IMPROVING EDUCATION                               

The National Center for Quality Afterschool

Helping local practitioners and state education agencies develop high-quality and balanced programs

About the Center

Instructor's Guides and Professional Development Guides

Used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit, these

give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching activities that engage students, extend their knowledge in new ways, and support academic achievement.

Practitioner's Guide

Read A Practitioner's Guide: Building and Managing Quality Afterschool Programs to learn about about the academic and management practices that successful afterschool programs use.

Afterschool Lesson Plans

Browse lessons for afterschool programs by subject or grade level.

Training Services

Learn with us! Our training sessions can vary from 90-minute or 3-hour sessions to a longer customized staff development experience addressing your needs.

Training topics include:
Academic Enrichment
Family & Community
The Arts

Take a 2-minute tour of the Toolkit

Aftershool Training Toolkit

Each of the six subject areas in the free online Aftershool Training Toolkit is filled with standards-based multi-media resources including: research-based practices, sample lessons, interactive activities, and video segments taken from afterschool programs across the country.

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