Supporting the Back to School Transition During COVID-19


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Park and recreation professionals and their out-of-school time programming are uniquely suited to support the back to school transition, especially during the uncertain times of COVID-19. Join NRPA to dive into the resources, case studies, and ready-to-implement tips that focus on ensuring kids and families in your community have what they need to be successful and healthy during the upcoming school year.

Learning Objectives 

Following this session, learners will be able to:

  1. Access and utilize existing resources to strengthen out-of-school time programming to support kids and families. 
  2. Implement tips to support social-emotional learning and health of kids during this transition period.
  3. Scale lessons learned from a peer agency to ensure kids have access to educational opportunities, regardless of distance learning challenges.


NRPA Education online learning content is accessible for 180 days from the date of your registration. The learning content is available for registration for one year from the date of origination.

Roslyn Johnson

Director of Recreation and Parks, Baltimore County, Maryland

Erin Hegarty

Executive Associate, Afterschool Alliance

Erin joined the Afterschool Alliance team in August 2018. As the Special Assistant to the Executive Director, she gives program and administrative support to the Executive Director. Erin graduated from the College of William & Mary in May 2018 with a B.A. in American Studies and a minor in History. During her undergraduate career, she volunteered with an afterschool tutoring and mentorship program in a local subsidized housing community.

Daniel Hatcher

Director of Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Daniel W. Hatcher serves as Director of Community Partnerships for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. At the Alliance, Daniel is responsible for managing and delivering technical assistance services and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. Daniel has a BA in International Relations and a Masters of Public Health, both from Western Kentucky University. Daniel regularly blogs on topics relevant to healthy afterschool at https://host.healthiergeneration.org/new__notable/.

Maureen Neumann

Program Manager, National Recreation and Park Association

Maureen Neumann is a Program Manager for the National Recreation and Park Association. As a part of the Health and Wellness team, she focuses on healthy out-of-school time programming and inclusive practices in parks and recreation. 

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