State and National Links

Afterschool Alliance
Explore this page and discover current and past projects of the Afterschool Alliance. The Alliance promotes afterschool nationally and in communities across the country in efforts to expand access to quality afterschool programs.
This site contains a database of more than 100 grant and loan programs from the federal government; community success stories and opportunities to network; government guides, reports, research, and links; plus dozens of safe, fun and educational web sites for kids and teens.

Center for the Child Care Workforce
The mission of the Center for the Child Care Workforce is to improve the quality of child care through improving compensation, working condition and opportunities for leadership and growth.

Educator’s Toolkit LLC
Real professional development, the type that has an impact, the type that changes a teacher's behavior and ultimately improves student outcomes, does not happen with one lecture or one online course. Research has shown us that it takes about 30 hours or more of professional development for changes to start occurring in student outcomes. That is 30 hours total - including the time for practice and reflection.
Resource for teachers

The Florida After School Network
Their mission is to provide unified leadership to advocate for the development, enhancement and sustainability of innovative, high quality afterschool programs and policies statewide.

Learning to Give
K-12 lesson plans contain both academic content about philanthropy and skill development activities that engage students in giving and serving in their classrooms, schools and communities.

National AfterSchool Association
NAA is a national membership organization whose mission is to support quality programs for school-age children and youths in their out-of-school hours. Get the latest information on the NAA Conference.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time
Formerly the School-Age Child Care Project (SACCProject), this site includes a collection of resources on school-age child care provided by the center for Research on Women at Wellesley College.

National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning
The National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning has collaborated with subject-matter experts to identify quality curriculum resources for afterschool in the subject areas: literacy, math, science, and technology.

Quality Self-Assessment and Improvement for Afterschool Programs
The Department of Children and Families Child Care Services Program Office is offering a new 4-hour course, Quality Self-Assessment and Improvement for Afterschool Programs.

21st Century Community Learning Centers
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been allocated to this national program to fund after school programs in rural and inner-city communities. The focus is on providing expanded learning opportunities for participating children in a safe, drug-free and supervised environment.

Youth Today
Youth Today is the only independent, nationally distributed newspaper that goes out to more than 70,000 readers in the child and youth services field.

Wacky Wild Science
Wacky Wild® Science comes to you for in-school field trips, in-camp field trips, after-school enrichment programs, corporate parties, city events, teacher "in-service" workshops, special appearances, and our famous Creepy Crawly Bug Adventure bug and safari themed birthday parties for boys and girls.

Zula International
Educational Holdings, LLC, dba Zula International. Contact: Pat Brzycki (941) 228-1765

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Palm Beach County Links

Child Care Resource & Referral, Inc.
The purpose of Child Care Resource & Referral, Inc. is to provide education, support and assistance on child care issues to parents and others needing child care, to providers of child care, and to the community.

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County strives to enhance the lives of children and their families throughout the community. CSC funds programs providing a wide variety of activities for school age children that look at novel ways to engage youth in positive, esteem building activities.

School District of Palm Beach County
School District of Palm Beach County School-Age Programs endeavor to provide safe and nurturing learning environments during students' out-of-school time. Location and program information for elementary and middle school programs is available on the District's Web site.

The Arc Of Palm Beach County
The Arc Of Palm Beach County is dedicated to improving lives of children who have developmental disabilites through services, advocacy and education.

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Broward County Links

Broward YMCA
The YMCA of Broward County invites you to visit their site that offers information and other links to sites that are helpful to individuals working with children with disabilities.

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Miami-Dade County Links

Miami-Dade County Public Schools School Age Child Care Programs
The programs provide a safe, familiar, and supervised setting for elementary children when school is not in session. All sites are licensed under the child care standards of the State of Florida Department of Children and Families.

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Orange County Links

Orange County
Orange County Public Schools staff and front-line staff developed age-appropriate activities for school age kids that are linked to the Sunshine State Standards! These are all great activities to do with kids in an afterschool program! Link up for some great ideas.

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Pinellas County Links


JWB - The Children's Service Council of Pinellas County
JWB ensures positive development and well-being of all children and families in Pinellas County through the prudent investment in solutions that work - ensuring the positive development of children is the greatest investment we can make in building a better community.

Pinellas Advocates for Children and Families (PACF)
This grassroots organization works with collaborative partners to offer activities to the Early Childhood and Before and After School organizations. PACF promotes quality care for children and their families through education and non-partisan advocacy.

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