Core Body of Knowledge

The agreed upon information that professionals in the field of afterschool need to know in order to be effective and provide high quality services. The Core Body of Knowledge outlines the training and education that is essential for on-going professional development by identifying, defining, and setting standards for introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels of knowledge in 10 Core Knowledge Categories:

  • Diversity
  • Families & Community Systems
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Learning Environments & Curriculum
  • Observation & Assessment
  • Personal, Professional & Leadership Development
  • Program Management
  • Special Needs
  • Understanding & Guiding Behavior