We want to make sure that your Afterschool Program has the resources you need to succeed. In this area you’ll find information to help you no matter where your program is on it’s journey.
- Meeting Presentations, Videos, and Documents
- Classroom Management Strategies
- School-Age Developmental Standards and Afterschool Standards for Tennessee
- Funding Opportunities
- Higher Standards and TNReady
- Marketing, Media, and Funding
- Professional Development
- Program Ideas and Curriculum
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
- Afterschool Impacts Database – Afterschool Alliance. The Afterschool Alliance's Afterschool Impacts Database is an easily searchable platform that can help you navigate the growing body of evidence demonstrating the student-supporting and community-building impacts of afterschool and summer learning programs.
- American Youth Policy Forum YouTube Channel – . Video clips of AYPF events, interviews and more.
- Child Care Resource & Referral Search – Child Care Aware of America. There are more than 400 local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies across the United States. Your local CCR&R can help families find child care options near your home or work. They can also assist child care providers with resources for their business.
- Child Care Rules and Regulations – Tennessee Department of Human Services. Tennessee Childcare Licensure information for those ready to renew or looking to get started.
- For the Girl Scouts, cookies are more important than ever – Money Watch, January 12, 2018. When is a Thin Mint more than a Thin Mint? The answer, it seems, is 2018. The Girl Scouts' annual cookie sale is taking on greater importance for the organization, partly due to the nationwide discussion about women in leadership roles. At the same time, the Girl Scouts are facing an ongoing enrollment challenge -- as are many other youth-based organizations -- which makes the annual cookie sale essential for helping to fund troop activities and programs.
- Forum For Thought Blog – . The Forum for Thought blog is operated by the American Youth Policy Forum, and highlights diverse points of view and information from the intersection of policy, practice and research.
- Investing to Improve the Well-Being of Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice – Youth Transitions Funders Group. This publication provides a framework for understanding the well-being of vulnerable youth and highlights the roles families, communities, and public systems can take to promote young people’s well-being. It offers recommendations for youth system leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to improve policy and practice to support a successful transition to adulthood for vulnerable youth.
- National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) Resource Library – . A wealth of information, the NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.
- National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations – National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance. The National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations is a tool for finding and searching state and territory licensing regulations and agency contact information. Licensing requirements are frequently updated in response to new legislation, data analysis, provider feedback, and in response to new research and industry trends. This database supports licensing and Child Care and Development Fund administrators in exploring how other States and Territories have developed clear, measurable and achievable regulations to better inform child care providers and safeguard children’s health, development and well-being.
- National Youth Leadership Council – . Creating a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world with young people, their schools, and their communities through service-learning.
- notMYkid – . Bullying, depression.
- Out-of-School Time – Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Out-of-school time settings are the places where kids spend their time before and after school, during school breaks, and over the summer. These are prime environments where youth can be encouraged to eat healthier and move more. Out-of-school time providers across the country are already supporting the healthy development of young people. To build on these efforts, we use our knowledge and experience to give staff the most comprehensive support to increase healthy eating and physical activity.
- Profiles of Extended Learning Programs: Promising Practices in Tennessee’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers – The University of Tennessee Knoxville Social Work Office of Research & Public Services and Tennessee Department of Education, December 2016.. For more than 20 years, children in Tennessee have had the opportunity to attend extended learning programs funded by the 21st CCLC federal initiative. Since 2001, the program has operated as a block grant administered by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE). Local education agencies and faith‐ and community‐based organizations are eligible to apply. The purpose of the programs is to support—but not replicate—in‐school learning and healthy development. As programs continue to strive for improvement, much can be harvested from sharing peer experiences.
- Protect Yourself Rules – Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation. And animated video series and lesson plans to educate school-aged children in grades K-6 about what to do when confronted with an abusive situation by emphasizing three simple rules: Shout. Run. Tell.
- Richard Crews, Radicle Solutions Group – . Cultural competency, addressing bias.
- Schoolyard conflicts may be linked to serious health problems later in life, research shows – The Washington Post, January 12, 2018. Kids argue at school, push each other after a foul on the court, ghost a former BFF. And parents often roll their eyes when these conflicts happen. But in fact, the way kids handle conflict with peers may have major long-term health repercussions. New research from the University of Virginia shows that ramifications from schoolyard conflicts may be tied to premature aging and other issues — even tumors, arthritis and cancer — later in life.
- Stacey Jay Cavaliere, one n ten – . LGBTQ cultural competency.
- The Path Forward: Improving Opportunities for African American Students – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.. This report and interactive site offers a portrait of the performance of African-American students in the United States today. How successful have interventions to improve the quality of education been? In what areas are African-American students succeeding? In what areas are they struggling?
- United Way's Raise Your Hand TN – . Raise Your Hand Tennessee is a statewide effort to recruit volunteers to read, tutor, and mentor children. Anyone with passion and commitment can help children and youth succeed in school and in life.
- United Ways of Tennessee – . United Ways of Tennessee is spearheading the statewide, collaborative Tennessee Afterschool Network, which is working hard to improve access to high quality afterschool experience for children and youth. UWTN also sponsors Raise Your Hand Tennessee to recruit volunteers to read to, tutor and mentor children and youth.
- Using Dual Enrollment to Improve the Educational Outcomes of High School Students – ACT. Key recommendations and analysis on how to effectively increase student participation and success in dual enrollment programs.