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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 through a 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 five levels of proficiency. NAA has also developed a set of companion self-assessment tools and a guide ( on practices that support effective social-emotional learning in Out-of-School Time.

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Professional Development
Core competencies
National Afterschool Association (NAA)
National Afterschool Association (NAA) and National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
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