The ACT Now Center for Afterschool Learning
(ANCAL) System

In August 2022, ACT Now officially introduced our brand-new ACT Now Center for Afterschool Learning (ANCAL) system to our membership. ANCAL is an online learning and training platform that is FREE for all Illinois afterschool and out-of-school time (OST) professionals.

ACT Now ANCAL poster

You can access the recording of the launch here (password: 4v%xGY5S), which hosts a live demo of the resource. The recording and slide deck are also available in ANCAL!

Through ANCAL, you will:

  • Gain access to live and recorded professional development trainings on our STEM and SEL Webinar series and the Afterschool Quality Standards. There are also pre-loaded courses and materials on Health and Safety, business and non-profit management, and more!
  • Acquire resources and tools that accompany your training sessions
  • Earn CEUs for completed courses

Please note that all future professional development trainings will require participants to be enrolled in ANCAL. Registration for these events will take place within the learning system. You can also access ANCAL via the ACT Now website under the Professional Development Tab.

For questions and concerns, please contact Emma Vibber (Quality and Professional Development Manager) at

Register and Access ANCAL