Our History

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.​

Our Mission

To promote young people’s safety, healthy development and learning outside the traditional classroom

Our Vision

Every Connecticut child and youth will have the opportunity to participate in high quality, affordable after school programs

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