High quality professional development is essential to increase practitioners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes so that they may positively affect the quality of programming that is delivered in the afterschool hours. Prime Time has partnered with stakeholders and educational institutions in the community to create a comprehensive professional development system that supports afterschool practitioners in Palm Beach County along a targeted pathway of professional development and training.
With the help of Prime Time, out-of-school time (OST) professionals have the opportunity to strengthen their skills while working in the OST field. By providing OST professionals with career advising, educational pathways, professional development trainings, scholarships, incentives, communities of practice and more, Prime Time is committed to supporting high quality experiences for children and youth in afterschool and summer programs, as well as the retention of dedicated, passionate and professional staff.
Networking, Learning and Sharing Opportunities
Prime Time brings OST practitioners together to network with one another, to learn about new trends and advocacy issues, and to share information about program and staff resources through events. Prime Time events are open to all individuals engaged in the OST field in Palm Beach County.