The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, commonly known as NCREL, is one of the many federally funded laboratories operated by the Learning Point Associates. It is located in Naperville, Ill., and develops a variety of resources that are accessible through its Web site. It provides professional services that help schools and their partners. The organization offers content expertise, tools and complementary services to help educators plan strategically and systemically. It designs and delivers professional development and technical assistance to teachers, administrators, schools and education institutions. It also helps schools and districts plan, create and evaluate after school programs. The North Central Regional Educational Laboratory also develops research-based technology products and services to help educators in elementary, middle and high schools.