Quality ARCHIVE

  • The After School Network CARES! Because of the lingering budget issues the Network has decided to continue to support our providers and their staff. We want YOUR staff to attend the 2017 After School Network’s conference.

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  • We need your help! The following survey will only take a few seconds…we promise! Our survey consists of only 5 questions and will be used later on during conference. Share the link with colleagues, the first 100 responses will be used. Click here to access survey.  

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  • Remember when people asked children, “what’s wrong with you”? We still do this. Rather we should be asking, “what happened to you”. Childhood trauma is more common than we care to say. There are many different statistics but all support that trauma is highly prevalent in adults and children. You, as providers and staff see […]

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  • A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21stCCLC) Bidders Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 29th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at CREC Central Office (111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford). The 21stCCLC Request for Proposals is expected to be posted to the CT State Department of Education website on August 21st. Proposals must be submitted by September 22nd. Eligible applicants must serve schools […]

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  • After School Programs Needed to Test QRIS Process This Year Calling all programs that serve elementary and/or middle school youth! We need your help to participate in a pilot program of the OEC’s QRIS system. School-age programs are different than programs serving younger children in many important ways, and this pilot test is a crucial […]

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  • Victoria Bosman, AmeriCorps VISTA at Dwight Hall at Yale Mark Fopeano, Program Manager at Dwight Hall at Yale Our 8th grade students in the Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP) just wrapped up their last year with their Yale student mentors that they’ve been with for three years! Twelve years and four cohorts later, we’ve […]

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  • The 2017 State Department of Education After-School Grant Program for Grades K-12 Purpose: To implement or expand high-quality programs outside school hours that offer students academic/educational enrichment and recreational activities in grades K-12 that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students. The Request for Proposal has now been posted […]

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  • This is a short video produced by the Atlantic magazine that talks about new research that has been going on over the past 10 years on the link of early childhood trauma and ongoing adult mental health issues.  Earlier discoveries have lead the way to earlier social interventions in healthcare, early education, and family intervention. […]

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  • Are you  looking for new, engaging activities that spur young people’s imagination and creativity? The Boston Children’s Museum has just completed a new set of NASA-inspired challenges, accessible from the museum’s updated Beyond the Chalkboard website! We need your help! If you would be willing to try out 5 of these NASA-inspired activities with your […]

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  • My students love math if you could believe it or not. During homework time many will ask for me to create practice problems for them to solve. I started to run out of ideas off the top of my head and started to search the internet for helpful resources. I found a couple of websites […]

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