Afterschool Workforce Development

A high-quality workforce is essential to providing afterschool programs that lead to positive outcomes for children and youth.
The afterschool workforce includes a diverse group of afterschool workers, youth workers, credentialed teachers, social workers, and other professionals, with varying levels of education and experience.
States and communities have worked to build and strengthen professional development systems for the afterschool workforce by.

• Providing scholarships for education and training
• Establishing training registries
• Defining core knowledge and competencies for afterschool workers
• Offering credentials and certifications for staff that further their education