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Intentional Programming Aligned with the School Day Program

Quality 21st CCLC programs provide additional time and support for learning outside of the regular school day. Academic support includes homework help and enrichment activities that align to, complement, and enhance the school day curriculum.


American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Afterschool and Expanded Learning
AIR’s work in the afterschool and expanded learning field supports the creation, evaluation, improvement, and maintenance of high-quality afterschool and expanded learning programs in a variety of ways.

Click2SciencePD
STEM professional development for out-of-school time program providers

National Science Teachers Association: Informal Science Education

Connected Science Learning: Linking in-school and out-of-school STEM learning
Connected Science Learning is an online journal highlighting STEM education experiences that bridge the gap between in-school and out-of-school settings.

NASA Education
NASA is taking a leading role in the effort to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through its unique mission, workforce, facilities, research, and innovations. Students, educators and faculty may explore and experience unique space and aeronautics content through NASA’s education programs.

Nebraska 4-H Afterschool
Nebraska 4-H Youth Development aims to increase the quality and quantity of out-of-school time programs that address community needs. Out-of-school time programs are offered outside of school hours, and include afterschool programs.

Nebraska Department of Education

Read Aloud Nebraska
The importance of reading aloud with children is understood and accepted by the educational community, parents, and others as an effective tool in learning success and healthy child development. Their vision is that parents and caregivers, along with the educational community read aloud with all children.

Read Write Think
International Literacy Association and the National Council of Teachers of English
This resource is designed for parents and afterschool educators. Find resources by grade level, K-12, including

You for Youth
Online professional learning and technical assistance for 21st Century Community Learning Centers