As we continue to battle the winter blues stay busy with these great upcoming workshops in March.


First Fridays – Does it Have to Feel Like School? Making Common Core State Standards Alignment Easy and Fun

Date:  March 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Location: CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are long, complex, and often very intimidating to program directors and staff alike.  What’s more, it can often be difficult to imagine ways to align to the CCSS without making program time feel too much like the school day.  In this interactive workshop, demystify the CCSS and discover simple, easy-to-use ways that you can align your program to the standards, adding a layer of enrichment and intentionality to what you do, without losing any of the fun!

Workshop Fee

Member   $25.00
Non Member  $50.00

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First Fridays – Tips and Tricks (Special Tuesday Edition)

Date:  March 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Location: CASN Office, Building 1, Hartford

Keeping children engaged in your program requires intentional planning, fun and age-appropriate activities, a strong element of youth voice, inclusion, individualization, and much more. In this fun and friendly workshop, discover and share ways to build engagement, test out inspiring activities and games, and make your program into a place the children never want to leave!

Workshop Fee

Member   $25.00
Non Member  $50.00

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Directors and Supervisors Training Event

Date: March 14, 2017
Time:  8:30 – 3:30 am
Location:  Great River Golf Club, Milford, CT

As directors and supervisors you are called upon daily to solve problems and put out fires. Too often your own professional development and self-care takes that back seat to managing problems. We invite you to join us for our Special Training Event for Directors and Supervisors for Spring 2017. This session is designed for afterschool professionals currently, or aspiring to be, in a leadership position at the program or site level. Learn from active skill-building workshops, participate in the Directors Panel and Lunch Roundtable Discussion with colleagues from across Connecticut, and gain tips for re-energizing yourself and your program.

Workshop I – Are You Ready? Learning to Define Your Role as a Supervisor in the Evolving Field of After School

As afterschool programs are called upon more often to help support children and family needs, the effective supervision and leadership of staff often takes a back seat to funder expectations and program goals and curriculum. How do we as leaders balance staff development with quality programming? Are there ways to empower staff and delegate responsibilities to develop their leadership potential? In this session, participants will discuss current issues they face in their programs related to this dilemma and come away rejuvenated with practical ideas they can apply.

Workshop II – Staff Engagement Equals Quality Programs

Are you/your staff engaged during the work day, or just “present”? This workshop will provide you with strategies and tools to help advance yourself or your staff from just being present, to being truly engaged while working in your programs. We will discuss what staff engagement looks like, how to achieve it, and how it will improve the overall quality of your program.

Workshop Fee

Member   $60.00
Non Member  $85.00

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A look ahead…

  • 4/1- 11th Annual Childhood Conversations Conference
  • 4/7 – First Fridays – Creating Theater Magic in Your Program
  • 4/19 – Deep Dives – Creating Aligned Interactions: Partnerships that Matter
  • 4/24 – Deep Dives – Unlocking the Mystery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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