ND Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs

Programs Guide & Resources

ND Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs

Programs Guide & Resources

Programs & Resources

ND Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs

Health & Safety

What does health & safety look like in our program space?

You for Youth Click & Go: Developing & Implementing a Safety Plan

Learn how to implement or modify an existing safety plan, develop trainings, practice safety procedures, and drills. Tools include: Communication with Families About Safety, Evacuation Steps, Incident Report Form, Saftey Through the Lens of Social Emotional Learning, Site Coordinator Safety Checklist, Training & Practice Plan.

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North Dakota Early Childhood Services Licensing Regulations

Child care licensing regulations & minimum standards related to: physical size of facility, safety features, cleanliness, and staff-to-child ratios.

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ChildCare Aware of ND: Health & Safety

Resources include special health care plans, medication administration, health emergencies & first aid, safety & injury prevention (abuse & neglect, field trip safety, supervision, outdoor safety, checklists for playgrounds), healthy practices & disease prevention (handwashing, cleaning, disinfecting & sanitizing, head lice, immunizations)

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ChildCare Aware of ND: Space & Furnishings

Examples and resources for indoor space & room arrangement.

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Assessment of Recreational Needs, Resources, & Program Space.

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What does health & safety look like in our proccesses & procedures?

American Red Cross: CPR Programs for Schools

Searchable CPR & First Aid class database.

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North Dakota Safety Council

Trainings include: School Safety, School Violence Prevention, First Aid/CPR.

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ChildCare Aware of ND: Emergencies & Disasters

Resources include emergency planning template, incident report form, & emergency drill forms.

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sample Policies & Procedures Table of Contents.

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North Dakota Child Protection Program

Reporting Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect and information around mandated reporting.

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NDkids.org

Tips and resources for parents & caregivers around recognizing & reporting abuse and neglect, including searchable map of services in ND.

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What does health & safety look like when our program serves food? (If applicable)

ChildCare Aware ND: Nutrition

Best Practices for Nutrition.

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National AfterSchool Association Standards for Health Eating & Physical Activity (HEPA) in Out-of-School Time

Best practices for healthy eating & physical activity in afterschool.

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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction: Food & Nutrition

School nutrition progarms, summer food service programs, fresh fruits & vegetables program, child & adult care food program.

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North Dakota State University: Nutrition

Food preparation, recipes, food safety & nutrition.

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Relationships & Interactions

What do positive relationships & interactions look like in our program space?

You for Youth Click & Go: Developing & Implementing a Safety Plan

Classroom management resources, strategies for creating a positive learning environment, ice breaker activities, implementation & observation checklists, transition strategies, behavior management trainings.

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You for Youth: Social & Emotional Learning

Skill domains of social-emotional learning, SEL program needs assessment, SEL activity planner.

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Activity Ideas for Creating a Warm & Welcoming Environment

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Teachstone: Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

Intaractions at the Core: The Life-Changing Power of Interactions in Any Setting

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How do we maintain positive relationships & interactions when things don’t go as planned?

Talking with Families about Problem Behavior

Do’s and Dont’s

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Teachstone: Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

Strategies to Start Sensitive Conversations

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Crisis Prevention Institute

Behavior Management Strategies

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Classroom Management in the Out-of-School Time Setting

Tips on building rapport, establishing structure, promoting social skills & self-regulation, & keeping youth engaged

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Behavior Management Strategies

10 Behavior Management Strategies as a Guide for Your Classroom

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OregonASK

Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS): Basics for Afterschool Programs

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How do we build positive relationships & interactions with the broader community?

You for Youth: Family Engagement

Tools include family engagement calendar template, family activity guide, activity ideas, family engagement survey, and family engagement trainings

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Family Engagement & Interest Survey

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Template for Introductory Communication with Families

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You for Youth: Strategic Partnerships

Community asset mapping, identifying partners, partnership evaluation

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Identifying Potential Partnerships

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Community Connections worksheet to identify partnerships

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You for Youth: Partnering with the School Day

Tools include conversation starters for partnering with school day around health & wellness, initiating a partnership with the school day, family satisfaction survey

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Template for Introductory Communication with Principals & School Staff

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Shared Responsibility Worksheet for the Program Leader & Principal

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Draft Agenda for Meeting with the Principal

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Template for Communicating with School Staff

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Topics to Address with School Staff

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Identifying Program-School Alignment Opportunities Planning Template

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

School Day Alignment Progression

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Aligning Afterschool Programming with School Day Learning Standards

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Program Design

How does youth-centered program design incorporate youth voice?

You for Youth: Student Voice & Choice

Student goal setting & reflection guides, activity choice forms, sample activity schedules, SMART goal setting for students

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Youth Development Checklist

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Teachstone: Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

Using Open-Ended Questions in the Classroom

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Teachstone: Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

How to Strengthen Student Engagement: Let Students Take the Lead

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What does youth-centered program design look like in our program structure?

ChildCare Aware of ND: Choosing and Using Curriculum

ND Early Learning Guidelines

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Resources to Promote Belonging & Inclusion

Tips, tools, and resources for proacting planning, professional devleopment, policies, and examples of anti-bias education

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You for Youth: Developing a Needs Assessment

Tools include: conducting your program needs assessment, data tracking packet, survey of student needs, family survey

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You for Youth: Including Students with Disabilities

Working with students on an Individualzed Education Program (IEP), legal foundations of inclusion, socially responsible language, environmental checklist, building an inclusive environment, expanding activities, accommodation plans

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You for Youth: Supporting English Learners

Steps for Effective Vocabulary Insruction, EL example activities, supporting english learners activity design planner & checklist

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sample Program Schedule

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sample Summer Program Schedule

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sample Youth Satisfaction Survey

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How does youth-centered program design support workforce development?

North Dakota Choice Ready

Choice Ready chart & guidance to support all students to graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful

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North Dakota Social Emotional Learning Network

Social Emotional Learning Goals for ND schools & educators by grade level & competency

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SEL for Workforce Development

CASEL social & emotional competencies aligned with employee social and emotional skills chart

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Preparing Youth for the Workforce of Tomorrow

Cultivating the social & emotional skills employers demand

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Employability & Workforce Readiness

Integrating social & emotional development and college & career readiness standards

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You for Youth: College and Career Readiness

Logic Model for 21st CCLC College and Career Readiness

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You for Youth: College and Career Readiness

Activities to increase College and Career Readiness

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Intentional Activity Planner Template

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How do staff reinforce youth-centered program design?

Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Structuring Activities for Skill-Building Planning Template

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sample Activity Planner

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Academic Enrichment Activity Planning Tool

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Homework Help Tool

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Teachstone: Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)

How to Improve Your Instructional Support Interactions

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Leadership & Management

What does sound leadership & management look like in the big picture?

ND 21st Century Community Learning Centers

21CCLC Fiscal Guidance

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North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Principals & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in ND: Best Practices for ND Nonprofits

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You for Youth: Implementing Your Program with Fidelity

Implementing with Fidelity Guide, Intentional Program Design & Continuous Improvement Process planner, Project Rubric

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You for Youth: Creating Your Sustainability Plan

Template and guide for creating sustainability plan for 21st century community learning centers

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sample Budget Worksheet

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Program Goal Planning Template

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Continuous Improvement Reflection Tool

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What does sound leadership & management look like when it comes to measuring youth outcomes?

You for Youth: Data Tracking

Template and guide for data tracking in 21st century community learning centers

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Program Observation Tools

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

External Evaluator Questions & Worksheet

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Tips for Conducting Program Observations

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Post-Evaluation Planning Tool

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Evaluation Report Template

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sharing Evaluation Results Guide

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Defining Advisory Board Purpose

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Invitation for Advisory Board Member Sample

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Template for Advisory Board Agenda

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Community Communication: Tips for Developing & Adminstering Surveys

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Logic Model Planning Tool

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Data Discussion Guide

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Staff Selection: What’s Important for Out-of-School Time Programs

Evidence-based practices for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring afterschool program staff

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What does sound leadership & management look like in our staffing & professional development?

ChildCare Aware of ND: Staff Management

Resources for conducting an interview, hiring employees, staff handbook, staff orientation checklist, job descriptions, staff coverage planner, center license ratios, and employee evaluation template

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Core Knowledge & Competencies for Afterschool & Youth Development Professionals

Competencies are grouped into 10 content areas, including: child & youth development, learning environment & curriculum, observation & assessment, interactions & engagement, cultural responsiveness, family, school & community relationships, program planning & development

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You for Youth: Building a Positive Organizational Culture & Climate

Tips from research, culture & climate perception surveys, example culture statements, techniques for building culture & climate

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You for Youth: Human Resources

Sample organizational chart, human resources planning checklist, sample policies, conducting effective interviews

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Job Description Template for Program Staff

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Job Description Template for Program Leader

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Job Candidate Expertise Questionnaire

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sample Job Interview Questions

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Professional Development Plan Template

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Developing as an Afterschool & Expanded Learning Professional

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What does sound leadership & management look like in our policies & procedures?

ChildCare Aware of ND: Business Essentials

Resources for budget management, marketing, consent forms (field trip permission, photography consent, medications, sunscreen, etc.), legal & insurance (ADA, For-Profit vs. Non-Profit, business insurance), and taxes & record keeping

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Code of Ethics for Afterschool Professionals

Statement and examples of ethical conduct, ethical responsibilities to youth, families, colleagues & community

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Beyond the Bell: A Toolkit for Creating Effective Afterschool & Expanded Learning Programs

Sample Policies & Procedures Table of Contents

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Contact Us

Hi! I’m Kristin and I am the ND Afterschool Network Lead. If you are looking for more information on how to bring or better afterschool programs near you, shoot me a call or an email!

(701) 446-3195
kristin.knorr@k12.nd.us

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Contact Kristin today to learn how we can put your community’s students on the path to success, together.

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