Workshops & Webinars



Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents peace of mind. They help children learn, grow, and reach their full potential, offering new learning opportunities that help students do better in school and in life. Children in afterschool programs attend school more often, get better grades, and are more likely to graduate. Afterschool providers connect to young people across the state of Wyoming. To encourage professional development and networking, the Alliance offers opportunities to convene and to learn from each other.

Save the Date for the Early Child Collaborative Conference

Join WYAA for a Unique Professional Development Opportunity

Are you looking for a professional development opportunity that is fun, engaging, and educational?

Make plans to join the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance and our partners for the Early Childhood Collaborative Conference October 11-12 at Central Wyoming College in Riverton!

We are excited to present a conference dedicated to fostering a thriving community that supports children throughout their early development.

WYAA is hosting sessions specifically designed for out-of-school time providers, including early school-age educators. Join us to explore engaging resources and innovative strategies in literacy and family engagement that promote children’s healthy development, wellness, and joy.

Event Details

📋STARS and PTSB Credits will be available!
🎫Registration is $50. Visit
💰Grant Opportunity: Attendees may apply for a grant to offset the expenses of this conference. Visit between June 23 and August 27.
🤝Brought to You By: The Align Team, STARS – Wyoming Statewide Training and Resource System, Wyoming Department of Family Services, Wyoming Early Childhood Professional Learning Collaborative, Wyoming Library Association, Wyoming Department of Health, Wyoming Early Childhood Outreach Network, Wyoming Department of Education, Wyoming Afterschool Alliance
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Asking Purposeful Questions

Exciting Professional Development Opportunity from WYAA and ACRES 

WYAA Program Associate Emily Vercoe is leading the ACRES training on Asking Purposeful Questions for out-of-school time (OST) professionals and volunteers. The training is designed for educators who would like to grow in their practice in facilitating STEM learning within a supportive community.

Would you like to learn more about upcoming sessions? Complete the simple online form! Click here.


  • build skills in connecting and communicating with youth,  
  • do some STEM stuff as a group and on your own, and  
  • reflect on your own practice in a brave space! 

The training will be held in three two-hour sessions over Zoom. Some work will be conducted asynchronously for a total contact time of ten hours. Participants are expected to join all three sessions and be active members of the coaching cohort. Completing Asking Purposeful Questions is a pre-requisite for exciting ACRES Trainings!   

Registration is free! 

ACRES is a nationally acclaimed coaching program that is a project of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) that builds knowledge, skills, and confidence among participants who are interested in facilitating STEM experiences. While the program is designed for afterschool and out-of-school time educators, anyone with an interest and desire to learn more about ways to connect with youth is welcome to join!  Learn about the organization at 

Thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation grant #2115229, #1713134, and STEM Next Opportunity Fund. This training supports the mission of the Million Girls Moonshot. 

Ask about PTSB and STARS Credits! For more information, please contact Emily, or 307-721-8300.

Mission: The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance is a statewide network working to create the conditions for young people to reach their full potential. We are a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.


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