Activities & CurriculumAdvocacy & Public PolicyAssociationsAwards & FellowshipsChildren with Special Needs

Kids Included Together (KIT)
Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center
California After School Resource Center
Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in After School and Summer Programs: A Guide for Families and Professionals (PDF)

Emergency PreparednessEvaluationFunding & SustainabilityGlobal LearningHealth & WellnessLocal & Regional After School OrganizationsLicensing
Connecticut Dept. of Public Health (Child Care Licensing)
Child Care Center Licensing Statutes and Regulations (PDF)

Middle & High School YouthParents & FamiliesProfessional Development

4-H Afterschool
National AfterSchool Association Core Competencies for After School Trainers (PDF)
National AfterSchool Association Code of Ethics (PDF)

Program Design

CT After School Quality Self Assessment Tool (PDF)
History of After School (Video)
A Resource Guide for Planning and Operating Afterschool Programs, 3rd Ed. (PDF)

Program Policies
ABC…123: Starting your Afterschool Program (PDF)
Smart-E San Carlos example
Heathcote PTA example
Washington Family Center Parents Manual example (doc)

Research & Publications
The Value of High Quality After School Programs Fact Sheet (PDF)
Connecticut After School Fact Sheet (PDF)
The Achievement Gap is Real (PDF)
Afterschool Programs that Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are Effective (Durlak & Weissberg, 2013) (PDF)
Infographic: High Quality Afterschool Programs Accelerate Student Achievement (PDF)
Expanding Minds and Opportunities Compendium (Peterson, 2013)
ExtendED Notes (Formerly known as School Age Notes)
A New Day For Learning (PDF)
Creating Quality School-Age Child Care Space (PDF)
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
Harvard Family Research Project
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
Bringing Universities into the Mix: New Opportunities for Enhancing Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs (PDF)
Building a Culture of Attendance: Schools and Afterschool Programs Together Can and Should Make a Difference! (PDF)
Topical Research and Resources (Vermont Afterschool)
THINK Together Alignment Research (PDF)

Resource Library
Connecticut After School Network Member Resource Library Catalog (PDF)

School-Community Partnerships
Communities In Schools
National Network of Partnership Schools
Connecting School and Afterschool: 15 Ways to Improve Partnership (PDF)

Service Learning
Kids Care
National Youth Leadership Council
Learning by Doing: Students Take Greening to the Community, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (PDF)
Service learning articles from

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)Starting a New Program
Beyond the Bell Toolkit (American Institutes for Research)
Afterschool Alliance
How to Start a Neighborhood After-School Program (PDF)

Standards & Quality Tools
The Quality Imperative: A State Guide to Achieving the Promise of Extended Learning Opportunities (PDF)
North Central Regional Education Laboratory – American Institutes for Research
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory/National Partnership for Quality Afterschool
Assessing Staff Relationships Among Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
CT State Department of Education STEM Modules for Middle and High School After School Programs
Exploratorium Digital After School Library
eSchool News
NASA Afterschool Universe
JASON Learning
Immersion Learning
Click 2 Science

Summer LearningVendors & Program Products

(Coming soon.)