Center for Collaborative Solutions


CCS is pleased to offer our afterschool products to help you start up your brand new program or expand and strengthen your existing programs. These products are authorized companion CD-ROMs to the CCS/CNYD Exemplary Practices Guide. These two CDs provide practical, hands-on advice from the experts – specific, user-friendly how-to’s for every step of the way. They’ll save you time and money, help you avoid the frustration of costly mistakes, and get you on your way to success.
CCS Afterschool Start-up Toolkit
This Toolkit includes step-by-step instructions for program directors, site directors and program leaders—staff who work directly with students. The Toolkit includes downloadable sample policies, forms, schedules and a weeks-out calendar for effective start-up; and six weeks of curriculum your staff can use with your students. A copy of the CCS/CNYD Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Afterschool Programs is also included.
  • Establish a solid foundation
  • Hire and train staff
  • Recruit students
  • Create and implement your program design
  • Work effectively with your school district
  • Succeed at fiscal and data management
  • Includes six weeks of curriculum
CCS Afterschool Expand & Excel Package
This Package includes a how-to manual for program directors and their leadership teams; and detailed strategies for taking your program to the next level, whether that’s adding new sites or achieving a higher level of quality. A copy of the CCS/CNYD Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Afterschool Programs is also included.
  • Expand and excel!
  • Unleash your potential
  • Set new goals
  • Set yourself and everyone else up for success
  • Take control of your time
  • Develop world-class staff at every site
  • Build more authentic partnerships with schools
  • Overcome the five most common barriers to success
  • Position your program as the go-to place in your community
  • Measure and manage your progress
  • Increase and sustain your funding
A Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Afterschool Programs
By Andria Fletcher Ph.D., CCS, and Sam Piha, L.C.S.W. with Reba Rose, M.A., CNYD You can make a bigger difference in the lives of children, young people and your community than you think! Whether your program is just starting out or well-established, as a leader in a relatively new and rapidly changing field you have a unique opportunity to create the future and leave a more important legacy than you imagine.
Lessons in Leadership
Words of wisdom from pioneer directors who developed exemplary afterschool programs
Learn from the experts and achieve your potential as an afterschool leader! Organized into 20 “Lessons,” this book is filled with practical experience and good advice. It will change the way you think about what it takes to become a world-class leader.
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