In response to traumas within communities, the PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) would like to highlight the following resources for early learning programs, schools, community partners and families. Click here to learn more.
Youth.gov is a one-stop website connecting the public, and particularly afterschool providers, to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school time. A great range of resources is included on Afterschool.gov, including issues that face America’s youth, and information about starting and operating an afterschool program. Afterschool.gov includes resources from a variety of federal […]
The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization, provides learning opportunities for policy leaders, practitioners and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels. Click here to visit The American Youth Policy Forum’s website The AYPF YouTube Channel houses video clips of events, interviews and […]
PSAYDN promotes sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families. Click here to visit PSAYDN’s Website
The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), formerly known as the School-Age Child Care Project, at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, has successfully brought national attention to the importance of children’s out-of-school time. Through research, training, education and program development, NIOST has continued to be at the forefront of advances in the field, […]
The National Afterschool Association is a strong voice in the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours. The National Afterschool Association, formerly the National School –Age Care Alliance, was founded in 1987. The National School-Age Care Alliance grew out of the National Association for the […]
The National Youth Development Information Center is a one-stop website for youth workers with interest in any and all of the following areas: funding, programming, research, policy, job and training opportunities. NYCIC also provides current news to the youth development field and has one of the largest online libraries, providing practice-related information at low-cost or […]