Each elementary school has an after-school program for the enrichment and enjoyment of children between 5-12 years of age. The program is separate from the Newton Public School System, but enjoys a congenial, working relationship with the school system and rents space in the elementary schools. These programs, along with some community based after-school programs, are part of the Newton After-School Association (NASA), which was initiated by school aged child care directors to create a support network among peers. NASA is committed to accepting the challenge of providing quality training, research, curriculum, and best practice resources for after-school professionals and recognizes that success depends upon the commitment, expertise, and vision of the leadership of after-school programs. Families should call the after-school program located at their particular school.