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.
Content Accesibility policy
The Connecticut Network for Children and Youth is committed to making our content accessible to all members of all communities. This continuous commitment means our training, resources, social media content, and programs are curated with best practices for accessibility to ensure that all can engage. Platforms and guidelines change frequently, and we will update our practices to comply. CTNCY will hold ourselves accountable to the following practices:
- Use plain language
- Use person-first language instead of ableist language
- Use inclusive terms and phrases (avoid language that can perpetuate harmful stigmas)
- Offer accessible social media descriptions (alt text)
- Capitalize the first letter of each word in hashtags
- Include representation in your photos and videos
- Caption your video content
- Avoid using custom fonts in social media profiles and posts
- Use emojis in moderation
- Make graphics accessible for people with vision impairment
- Be careful placing text over images
- Create trigger warnings
- Review your accessible social media frequently
- Keep up-to-date on accessibility best practices
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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