We are running full speed ahead…these are our December offerings.  Do not miss out!


First Fridays – Getting Ready For Winter

Date:  December 2, 2016
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Location: CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

Winter can be a real challenge, especially when cold and inclement weather limit your outdoor play time.  By the end of the winter, children and educators alike often find themselves sapped and irritable.  In this First Friday, we’ll take a look at ways to reenergize yourselves and the students and fight the winter blues.  Back by popular demand, this First Friday will inspire you with creative ways to let off steam, fun activities that give you a taste of what you’re missing, fun ways to celebrate the fun of the season, and much more!

Workshop Fee

Member   $25.00
Non Member  $50.00

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Deep Dives – Cross Cultural Communication

Date:  December 5, 2016
Time:  9:00 – 12:00 pm
Location:  CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

There is a compelling need for cross cultural skills as organizations respond to demographic changes, work toward eliminating health disparities, improve the quality of human services and meet regulatory and accreditation mandates.  This seminar will help individuals to be more comfortable and skilled in relating to people of different identity groups and will facilitate the formation of strong working teams. Participants will be better able to recognize diversity issues and will learn how to respond productively.  Cultural Competency refers to the ability of an individual or the capacity of an organization to respect and affirm cultural differences in order to serve diverse communities more effectively. One facet of cultural competence is the ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations. The understanding of how we and others hear and interpret messages is the first and most crucial step to understanding cultural differences. The lack of understanding and empathy can lead to conflict and misunderstanding, stereotyping and biased behaviors.

Workshop Fee

Member   $50.00
Non Member  $75.00

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Supervisors Foundations:  Supervisor 101

Date:  December 12th (4 Part Series)
Time:  8:30 – 12:30 pm
Location:  CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

Effective Strategies for Supervision

One of the biggest challenges supervisors face is supervising staff effectively. When a new staff person takes on the leadership role the early days can be a blur of policy and procedure mixed with boundary testing by both children and subordinates alike. In the second Supervision 101 session, we will cover working with diverse staff, developing and leading staff, leadership styles, and self-care. Participants will take away a better understanding of how they lead and practice strategies that will empower others to help them lead.

Workshop Fee

Member   $175/4 days or $50/day
Non Member  $275/4 days or 75/day

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Double Deep Dives – Behavior Management:  Building Positive Behavior & Strengthening Social and Emotional Skills

Date:  December 16, 2016
Time:  9:00 – 12:00 pm
Location:  CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

Behavior management is one of the most common challenges facing afterschool programs.  Brand new staff and seasoned professionals alike are faced with the challenge of developing approaches to classroom management and individualized support that help each unique child and each unique group to be successful and appropriate every afternoon.  Many approaches to behavior management focus on the skills of the educator, without considering that the ability of each student to self-regulate is also an essential factor.  In this unique, day long training, learn to identify where on the continuum from foundational to advanced your students’ social and emotional skills are, and find the right level of intervention to succeed in building appropriate behaviors while also creating opportunities for social and emotional growth.  Learn about the three-tiered approach and explore tools at each tier level to advance not only your behavior management skills, but also the social and emotional skills of the students that you teach.

Workshop Fee

Member   $50.00
Non Member  $75.00

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Look at what’s ahead in January…

  • 1/5 – Supervisor Foundations – Skill Building for your Staff (Part 3)
  • 1/6 – First Fridays – Transition Tips & Tricks
  • 1/9 – Deep Dives – Telling Your Story
  • 1/10 Double Deep Dives – De-escalation: How to Respond to Defiant Children and Overwhelming Situations
  • 1/24 – Deep Dives – Bullying:  Understanding and Halting the Cycle

Visit our Professional Development page for a detailed list of all our upcoming workshops.