Professionalizing the Workforce in Out-of-School Time & School-Age Child Care Webinar
On March 21, 2017 NCASE hosted a webinar as part of the National Afterschool Alliance (NAA) Conference in Dallas, Texas. The event was broadcast live. Attendees learned about the history of efforts to professionalize the field and the current state of affairs, and heard from state representatives on how they are addressing key OST workforce issues, such as core competencies, professional development, and compensation. Presenters shared both national lessons learned and examples from state level efforts.
Topics for discussion included: Data on the OST workforce and efforts to professionalize the field; the role of higher education and efforts to advance credentials or certification and building a system that spans the continuum of care, from early childhood to school-age and beyond.