NCASE Resource Library
On March 11, 2020, the National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment hosted the webinar, “Supporting a Strong Out-of-School Time Workforce: An Introduction to the Out-of-School Time (OST) Professional Development System Building Toolkit.” The toolkit was designed to assist states as they build and strengthen professional development systems inclusive of school-age providers.
This journal article documents one OST director’s journey through the process of becoming credentialed. It explores fears and challenges and what she—and her program participants, families, and staff—ultimately gained from the process. This story can bring a personal experience to life for state system planners creating or supporting a school-age credential.