CTAN is committed to Public Awareness about the importance of Out of School Time:

  • Increase public awareness about the need for high quality out-of-school time and summer learning programs
  • Engage programs in continuous improvement through the development of quality standards

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Professional Development is a critical component to CTAN:

  • Provide training and resources to program staff, volunteers, and community
  • Create a comprehensive professional development system that supports afterschool programs in Central Texas

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CTAN is constantly working to bring out community resources together:

  • Expand upon our network of non-profits, ISDs, and for-profit organizations to increase opportunities for collaboration and growth in the out-of-school time community
  • Increase support and sustainability for out-of-school programs by expanding resources

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    Kick Off Happy Hour

    Join CTAN as we celebrate our membership and the great work that our OST community accomplishes! 

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  • PD 2014 Schedule

    Professional Development Series 2014-2015

    Join CTAN for our next workshop in our 2014-2015 Professional Development Series!

    Discovering Your Assets & Opportunities for Digital Learning: Digital Media Workshop

    December 9, 2014

    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bring your digital devices!

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  • CTAN Univeristy is on October 25th! Register now!

    CTAN University

    The Central Texas Afterschool Network hosts an annual conference, CTAN University. Each year we bring together a collaboration of experts, experienced professionals within the Out of School Time community, and innovative thinkers to workshop a theme of Out of School Time. The conference, directed at OST providers of all levels and experience, is an opportunity to think critically about Out of School Time. Through CTAN University, CTAN hopes to increase quality standards, opportunities, and points of access within Out of School Time. 

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UT VISTAs Make an Impact!


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July and August marked the start of a new group of University of Texas at Austin VISTAs! This group of AmeriCorps VISTAs work at 9 sites, on of which is CTAN! In the past two months these VISTAs have been working hard with their organizations, building capacity, partnerships, and programs. Check out this article to learn more about the work that our UT DDCE VISTA has contributed to! More

Texas After 3PM

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Did you know that 880,636 Children (18%) in Texas are enrolled in afterschool programs? Better yet, did you know that if access and availability weren’t issues, close to 37% of children would actually be enrolled? Check out this new TXPOST article, Texas After 3PM for more details on Afterschool!