Originally founded in 1989 and incorporated in 1990 under the name Connecticut School Age Care Alliance (CSACA), the Connecticut After School Network was officially accepted in July 2004 as Connecticut’s after school professional organization. As of July 2022, along with Social Emotional Learning Alliance for CT (SEL4CT) and CT Children’s Collective, it became an initiative under the new organizational name the Connecticut Network for Children and Youth.
To promote young people’s safety, healthy development and learning outside the traditional classroom
Every Connecticut child and youth will have the opportunity to participate in high quality, affordable after school programs
CASN's Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Connecticut Network for Children and Youth believes that working with families, communities, and schools has the power to connect people from every culture, race, socio-economic status, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. These groups are the fabric of our communities, and we are committed to offering programs, training, and resources that are representative and inclusive of all people. The Connecticut Network for Children and Youth celebrates its diversity and welcomes all who wish to work on improving the lives of children and families in Connecticut.
CT After School Network is...
1. Advocating for more state and federal investments
2. Building a statewide system to enhance program quality
3. Connecting leaders and innovators in Conneticut and across the nation
THE NETWORK PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THOSE WHO WORK IN THE AFTER SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMS IN CONNECTICUT
WITH OUR ADVOCACY TASK FORCE, WE ARE THR VOICE OF THE AFTER SCHOOL MOVEMENT IN OUR STATE.
WE ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE NATIONAL STATEWIDE AFTERSCHOOL NETWORKS AND THE NATIONAL AFTERSCHOOL ASSOCIATION