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Picture this: an afterschool program where children want to be there.

They want to go to the homework club. They want to write an article for the afterschool newspaper. They want to do more than color or play the same games every day.

Picture this: an afterschool staff that wants to be there.

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They participate in on-going trainings and have earned an Afterschool Credential. They are knowledgeable about school day learning and they organize a homework time that helps children recall what they have learned. They plan stimulating, enriching activities for children that expand both their school day experiences and their understanding of the world.

These are the pictures ACROSS NH is painting throughout NH. With a cadre of talented consultants, we  provide comprehensive technical assistance, structured coaching and mentoring, and both basic and advanced professional development opportunities to the school-age, afterschool staff.

Contact Susan Gimilaro  or Dian McCarthy   at  603 206-6800 or visit our Training Calendar. 


Supporting Your Work In Afterschool

This year, in addition to our advanced training and workshops, ACROSS NH is focusing on providing you with consultation and mentoring (Technical Assistance).  This can be as simple as a single phone call or as involved as multiple site visits – it all depends upon your specific needs and goals.  One thing that is certain is that you’ll be working with our fabulous trainers and consultants who you have come to know and trust.  To learn more, call us at 1-855-302-6678 or read more…

New!  Leadership Institute

ACROSS NH is proud to announce our new Leadership Institute.  Starting in October, this 6-session series facilitated by Tessa McDonnell, NH ASMPA, will enhance the leader in YOU.  Read more…

New!  Inquiry Teaching Methods

ACROSS NH has partnered with the UNH Cooperative Extension to bring you this 7-session series based on the theory and practice of inquiry-based teaching and learning within the STEM disciplines.  Learn more…

New!  CATCH Kids Club Cohort

The 2014 CATCH Kids Club Cohort is scheduled to begin on November 7!  This is a 5-workshop series designed to help you enhance your afterschool program’s physical activity and nutrition. The series will run from November through May and is offered at no cost to you.  Even better, funding of up to $1,000 per afterschool site goes to the first 10 sites to commit to the entire series to use towards CATCH Kids Club curriculum and equipment! Learn more…

NH’s Professional Registry

ACROSS NH, Child Care Aware® of New Hampshire, and the Child Development Bureau are pleased to announce the launch of NH’s Professional Registry designed for afterschool and early childhood professionals.   Read more…

To learn more about the Registry, please check out the NH Professional Registry Webinar!  This is a recorded webinar that is posted on GoToMeeting and is accessed by entering your email address, registering and then clicking on the button to run the webinar.  You  may need to download the GoToMeeting software if you have not done so already.

Are you having difficulty logging into the Registry or registering for a training?  Review the User Guide and  Registry FAQs to see if your questions are answered.

NH’s Afterschool Professional Development System

The NH Afterschool Professional Development System was originally launched in 2010 offering those working in out of school time programs a means to recognize their education, experience, skills and talents.  After months of thoughtful and diligent work, the Program Quality Subcommittee of the New Hampshire Afterschool Network (NHAN)  released a revised edition at the NHAN annual meeting on October 7, 2013.  The newly revised edition includes new lattice levels and provides for better alignment with the New Hampshire Child Care Licensing Rules and the increased requirement for professional development at all levels.  A complete copy of the revised NH Afterschool Professional Development System can be viewed by clicking here.

Have questions about the new Afterschool Credential lattices or need help with your application?  We are here to support you!  Download a copy of the revised version of the NH Afterschool Credential Application here and call us on our toll-free helpline 1.855.302.6678.  


Links to helpful resources:


Child Care Aware® of New Hampshire

Foundation for Healthy Communities – CATCH Kids Club

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

Girls at Work, Inc.

New Hampshire 4-H Youth Development

New Hampshire Afterschool Network (NHAN)

New Hampshire Afterschool Professional Development System 

New Hampshire Child Development Bureau (CDB)

New Hampshire Department of Education  (NHDOE)

NH DOE 21st Century LearningCommunities 

NH Kids Count

Stand Up to Bullying

STEM Center of Innovation and Excellence


Afterschool Alliance

Afterschool Alliance: Afterschool in New Hampshire

Annie Fox for Educators

Boston Children’s Museum Kids Afterschool Exploratorium Afterschool

Make Beats Not Beat Downs

National Afterschool Association (NAA)  

National Geographic – Teacher’s Homepage

National Institute on Out-of -School Time (NIOST)

National Partnership for AfterSchool Science (NPASS)

PBS Education Resource Center

Teaching Tolerance