Monthly Archives: March 2015

  • Earlier this month, the National Afterschool Association held their Annual Convention just outside of Washington, DC. The focus of the convention was telling the story after school programs play in the lives of children and youth everyday. A group of students from Connecticut were selected to be on a workshop panel to share their thoughts, ideas, […]

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  • All of us know someone who has had cancer.  We talk about radiation and chemotherapy but have you ever wondered where and how it all started? I came across a post through a Facebook page called “Reactions” that intrigued me.  It was called “How Chemistry Changed WWI”.  After reading through it I would have titled […]

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  • Every time a caregiver leaves, children experience loss.  Turnover rates in after school are rising each year and can only worsen year after year.  Break the silence that has surrounded turnover in school age programs.

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  • Tinkering and the Intersection of Formal and Informal Learning Webinar Grab a 12″ x 12″ piece of tinfoil and be ready to explore how tinkering (“making”) is fast becoming a trans formative learning opportunity, a platform to reinforce and measure 21st century skills and a powerful means for collaboration across multiple learning environments. Hosted by […]

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  • Register NOW for our upcoming Seminar on Grant Writing, two dates available! Grant Writing March 31, 2015 – Hartford April 8, 2015 – Hartford Running low on Funds?  Want your program to have financial stability?  This workshop will teach you where to look for funding to support your after school or summer program. It includes how to identify potential […]

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  • Save the Date! Educators’ Weekend at Mystic Seaport April 18-19 2015 Join Us for our 13th Annual Educators’ Weekend at  Mystic Seaport on April 18-19, 2015. The weekend features free admission for teachers, administrators, afterschool professionals, and their families (up to four people total with ID). Learn more about our new website for teachers, primary source […]

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  • After School programs are at risk of losing federal funds Congress is considering legislation that threatens the only funding source dedicated to after school, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative, with extinction. It’s crucial that a diverse and broad set of voices tell Congress to keep funding intact for the after school programs that are […]

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  • A cornerstone of after school programming has always been to support the social and emotional needs of children. After school provides the opportunity for teamwork, collaboration, empathetic expression, and other “soft skills” children need for the 21st century workforce. These experiences, according to Durlak and Weissberg (2013), are a contributing factor to student achievement as […]

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  • A National Bestseller, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk and video series, will give you the know-how you need to be effective with your program students.  This resource is a full of practical and innovative ways  to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships.

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  • EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 6! Directors do you have the hours needed to comply with licensing requirements?  You can earn up to 9 hours over the 2 days of the conference. Be a financial hero – register before Friday to save money and win a chance to attend next year’s Childhood Conference for free! 2 Days basking in Knowledge; feeding your stomachs and minds!   […]

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