Welcome to the Michigan AfterSchool Online Learning Network

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Michigan AfterSchool Association is proud to present professional development and training opportunities in collaboration with Cypherworx for providers who want to advance their knowledge in the OST field and who seek certifications through a CDA, School Age Certificate, MISAYD Certificate or Credential. The MAA Learning Network is utilized by Out-of-School-Time Providers and Youth Workers, Early Childhood Providers and Early Childhood Workers, School Counselors, and Educators who work with youth and who want to support programs that affect youth.

Cypherworx Online Learning

MAA is proudly partnering with Cypherworx to offer extended online learning opportunities that satisfy your Michigan PD requirements-72 hours of certified training.  Courses can be viewed on any device including cell phones and are eligible for Continuing Education Unit credit (CEU’s). These training courses for youth development professionals at a very low cost, and you can choose what you need: 

  • $9.99 per individual course!
  • Or, pay just $99.99 per year for an unlimited subscription to the entire catalog 

Cypherworx has also created collections of courses to meet MISAYD requirements! To sign up and learn more visit: https://collabornation.net/register/miafterschoolassociation

Online CDA

MAA and Cypherworx are also offering online Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential training courses!  Complete your CDA course work online for only $199.99!  Note that the CDA Certification also requires the purchase of the textbook, obtaining a mentor, and payment of the submission fee to the Council for Professional Recognition.  You will be required to complete an observation and exam to earn your CDA Credential.  For more information and a listing of courses please visit:  https://collabornation.net/course/10828 

MiSAYD Certificate and Credential

The Michigan School-Age Youth Development (MiSAYD) Certificate and Credential is a professional development recognition system that is based on the National AfterSchool Association Core Knowledge and Competencies for AfterSchool and Youth Development Professionals. The MiSAYD is designed for all people working with children and youth in out-of-school time (OST) programs. The Certificate starts with basic competencies that workers should know and be able to do after a short amount of time working in the OST program. The Credential expands on the Certificate. Additional training and experience are required as well as assessment and a portfolio that demonstrates the candidate’s knowledge and skills. The program is available either as a 120-hour Credential or a 40-hour Certificate.

To sign up and pay for MiSAYD please visit: https://miafterschoolassociation.org/michigan-school-ageyouth-development-certificate-and-credential/

For information or questions about MiSAYD please email: misaydcinfo@gmail.com

For more information can email us at: info@miafterschoolassociation.org or call us at: 269-337-0707.

“Building a field of professionals that develops, supports, and promotes quality out-of-school (OST) programs for children and youth.”

Why take courses through the Michigan AfterSchool Association Learning Network? Simple: data shows that professional development improves OST professionals’ level of care and enhances student outcomes: