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The Afterschool Alliance was established in 2000 by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., the Open Society Institute/The After-School Corporation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and the Creative Artists Agency Foundation. The organization offers a wide array of publications that assist out-of-school time program officials with the development of high-quality program activities.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
The iTunes U site is a new tool that teachers, students, and parents can use to download the latest multimedia education resources, including presentations, professional development videos, curriculum materials and more.
North Carolina Afterschool Professional Development System
Developed through collaborative partners with NC CAP, the system provides an online centralized database of afterschool training opportunities across the state. The database is searchable by filters (county, staff level, content area, etc.).
North Carolina Arts Council
The NC Arts Council has branches throughout the state and can identify program resources for Arts Education in your areas.
North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP)
NC CAP provides essential resources for developing high-quality afterschool programs including the Established Standards of Excellence, Afterschool Professional Core Competencies, and Recommended Standards for After-school Physical Activity.
North Carolina Essential Standards (ES)
The New Essential Standards are written using the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy (RBT). North Carolina has chosen RBT to help move to the complex thinking expected from 21st Century graduates. Webinars, tools and resources for understanding and using the RBT will be made available throughout the winter and spring.
North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA)
The NCPTA offers valuable resources related to parent and community involvement including helpful parent materials on the Common Core State Standards.
Positive Youth Development
Several resources exist to address health promoting behaviors among children. These include resiliency building strategies, social emotional learning strategies, positive youth development strategies, and health promotion/risk reduction strategies including violence, injury, and substance abuse prevention health education.
- Adolescent and School Health
- NREPP SMHA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
- The Whole Child Education
- Positive Youth Development in the United States
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory
SEDL is a nonprofit corporation based in Austin, Texas. SEDL is dedicated to solving significant education problems and improving teaching and learning through research, research-based resources, and professional development. SEDL offers online resources and tools for effective out-of-school time program development.
U.S. Department of Education (USED)
USED in partnership with SEDL has developed the Afterschool Training Toolkit. The toolkit provides sample lessons and other resources to support academic enrichment in afterschool programs.
USED provides information that can help school leaders plan and be proactive for emergencies.
National Sex Offender Public Registry
National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is a public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide.
North Carolina Sex Offender Public Registry
North Carolina Sex Offender Public Registry is a public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data in North Carolina.
The Wallace Foundation supports and shares effective ideas and practices to improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. The website offers multiple resources to support program planning and implementation including an Out-of-School-Time Cost Calculator. This online calculator lets you determine the costs of a variety of options for high-quality out-of-school time (OST) programs. Along with other resources on this site, the calculator can help program officials make informed decisions so you can plan for high-quality out-of-school time programming.
NC Department of Health and Human Resources
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the agency in state government responsible for ensuring the health and safety regulations.
NC Children’s Internet Protection Act
A brief on Internet safety and compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)