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Professionalizing the Workforce in Out-of-School Time & School-Age Child Care
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 12:30:00 PM PDT - 3:00:00 PM PDT
The National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) invites you to join an informational webinar on workforce development in out-of-school time (OST) and school-age child care, hosted live in session from the National Afterschool Association Convention in Dallas, Texas. Attendees will learn about the history of efforts to professionalize the field and the current state of affairs, and hear from state representatives on how they are addressing key OST workforce issues, such as core competencies, professional development, and compensation. Presenters will share both national lessons learned and examples from state level efforts.

Topics for discussion include:
* Data on the OST workforce and efforts to professionalize the field
* The role of higher education and efforts to advance credentials or certification
* Building a system that spans the continuum of care, from early childhood to school-age and beyond