National Afterschool Association (NAA) Core Knowledge and Competencies
The national core knowledge and competencies (CKC) establish agreement across programs and funding streams about what professionals need to know and be able to do in a quality program. The CKCs were developed by crosswalk of existing CKCs from states or independent organizations and then piloted. There are ten core knowledge areas, which each have a rationale, supporting evidence and indicators for 5 levels of proficiency. NAA has also developed a companion self-assessment tool.