ND Afterschool Networks Resource Archive

Welcome To The Resource Center

Welcome to our Resource Center! This is a collection of our network’s afterschool resources, covering topics such as Curriculum, Best Practices, and Continuous Improvement. If you can’t seem to find what you are looking for here, contact our Network and we will assist you.

ND Afterschool Networks Resource Archive

Welcome To The Resource Center

Welcome to our Resource Center! This is a collection of our network’s afterschool resources, covering topics such as Curriculum, Best Practices, and Continuous Improvement. If you can’t seem to find what you are looking for here, contact our Network and we will assist you.

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 processes & 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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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 in our processes & procedures?

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: Creating a Positive Learning Environment

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 Curriclum

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 Excellece 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 & insurane (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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