National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs

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This resource addresses the topic: Management.

Setting the Stage for a Youth Development Associate Credential: A National Review of Professional Credentials for the Out-of-School Time Workforce (New)
Julie Dennehy, Ellen Gannett, and Rachel Robbins
Demands for services in the out-of-school-time field have increased dramatically in recent years. This has brought attention to the need for appropriate training and preparation for these staff in order to improve the overall quality of afterschool and youth programs. The authors review the research conducted by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time on the effectiveness of credentials, which are defined as "certifications that recognize an individual's performance based on a set of defined skills and knowledge" (p. 5). A decision of the Youth Development Associate credential, is also provided. The appendix includes selected case studies of other credential programs available and a matrix of common credential requirements. (46 pages)
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