See the full agenda HERE.

OAN is carefully curating a very special Quarterly Meeting to support Ohio’s Afterschool field as we respond to the COVID19 crisis and think about summer and beyond. Please plan to attend this no-cost virtual convening as a leader in the Afterschool community.

Join us for the morning session (9:00AM – 11:00AM) to hear from OAN’s state agency partners. Updates will include presentations from ODE’s 21st CCLC office, OCCRRA’s professional development offerings, and school age child care licensing updates and challenges we will face as we return to the new normal.

OAN will report the latest policy and advocacy news and provide resources to the field to help us navigate our roles in the communities we serve. We will also get a report on our Lights. Camera, Afterschool! video contest, the Entrepreneurial Education project, Mott’s new Mizzen App and more!

Participate in an optional virtual lunch (11:00AM – 12:00NN)! Join your regional hub and talk informally about your work, your life or just socialize!

Afternoon sessions will include two of OAN’s amazing national partners selected to provide ideas and techniques as we consider returning to program operation and what new skills that might require:

12:00 NOON – 12:45 PM

Viviana Hernandez -St. Louis, Kids Included Together

Getting Back Into Our Grove: Rethinking Expectations and Routines

In the news and on social media, we hear a lot of talk of “getting back to normal,” after the initial phase of COVID response. But is this really possible? It’s more realistic that we will discover a new “normal.” This new normal will mean new expectations when our programs fully open and helping youth get readjusted to being back in the program environment. In this session, we’ll explore how to create new expectations and support youth to get back into the groove of being in a structured program environment. 

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Jeff Davis, California AfterSchool Network

Creating the Conditions Necessary for all Youth to Thrive: The Science of Learning and Development and the Whole Child

The most recent research on how children and youth learn and develop highlights the importance of high-quality out-of-school time programs. Quality out-of-school time programs are consistent with what research says supports healthy and positive development and supports long-term success for young people well into adulthood. Learn about how research supports your work, and why your focus on quality and quality improvement, and school/ out-of-school time partnership is more relevant than ever.