Afterschool Essentials is an accelerated half-year program that Vermont Afterschool offers FREE for afterschool staff working in licensed afterschool programs. Two sessions are offered: one in Fall 2021 and one in Spring 2022. This learning opportunity will benefit the newly hired professional working directly with children, those with limited experience, or a new program director who has not worked in this setting before.

Afterschool Essentials participants bring varied experiences and backgrounds, and look to gain a greater understanding of the field. This program covers a full range of topics, including school-age child development, program development, health and safety issues, partnerships with families, inclusion, and cultural diversity.

For 2021-2022, the program content will include three meetings with the cohort, 11 online learning modules with the Youth Development Institute, self-study, and consultation with a coach.

NOTE: Those who complete the full course will also be eligible for the Afterschool Foundations Certificate.

Fall 2021 Dates:  TBD
Requirements: Participants must have access to the internet
Cost: Free for those working in licensed programs
Registration: Email Tricia to sign up