Training Events

  • Making Memories: End-of-Year Celebrations that Matter What is the perfect end of year celebration? How do we make something that children will cherish and families will regret not being a part of if they miss it? It could be as simple as a family dinner, a picnic, a talent show, or an end-of-year carnival. In […]

  • Giving Your Summer Space a Makeover Transforming a classroom to feel like a “camp” atmosphere that is fun and engaging can be a challenge. Often children are in there from 7am-6pm and programming can quickly become stale. In this session we will discuss ways to get your summer program having more of a camp-feel in a […]

  • Supervising 101 In the after school field we can come to the role of supervisor by many different paths.  We know that strong leadership is an essential ingredient in a high quality program.  It is with this in mind that we are offering a four-part course in youth development and leadership.   Adapted from a time-tested […]

  • ADHD/Autism In this full-day workshop, dive deep into strategies to support children with ADHD and with Autism. ADHD is one of the most frequent diagnoses in young people, and can be befuddling and overwhelming to adults. Understand the diagnosis better, separate myth from fact, and explore concrete strategies for helping children learn self-regulation and focus […]

  • De-escalation for Summer The full-day format of summer programs comes with a host of benefits and opportunities, but sometimes it also comes with intense, even extreme behaviors. How do you handle situations where a child is fighting, running, screaming, destroying things, or otherwise endangering him/herself or others? Serious behavioral issues are a missed opportunity. Instead […]

  • Teaming Up with Parents & Caregivers Engaging families in your program starts with finding lots of ways to include parents so that they feel like part of what’s happening. The trouble is, some parents are too busy, while others may be a bit difficult to work with. Back by popular demand, this workshop explores ways […]

  • Summer 101: Essential Skills for Frontline Staff This three-day training series prepares new summer program staff with the essential skills they need to be a successful part of a high-quality summer program team. Six two-hour workshops in key areas will provide a foundation of knowledge, ideas, activities, and hands-on tools that will set any summer […]

  • This special FREE event is open to all current and former CLASP participants. Join us for lunch and conversation and hear from national experts on topics that connect your program with the larger field of after school and expanded learning. Pre-registration is required. 75 Charter Oak Avenue Hartford Directions to the Hartford Check the Connecticut After […]