The Missouri School Age Community Coalition was originally formed as the Missouri School Age Care Coalition on November 20, 1992.

“Drawing together a diverse group of SAC professionals from Missouri and Kansas for the purpose of coalition-building, the National School Age Child Care Alliance presented a training seminar at Penn Valley Community College in October 1992. As a result of this workshop, the Missouri SAC Task Force was convened and, in November 1992, at the Missouri School Age Child Care Institute, a coalition initiative was undertaken. With the adoption of a Mission Statement and the election of officers in January 1993, the Missouri School Age Care Coalition became a reality.” — Quote from Membership Brochure – circa 1995

From 1992-1997 the mission statement was:

The Missouri School Age Care Coalition will serve as an advocate to improve and expand the quality, availability, and professional status of School Age Child Care statewide, through the promotion of:

  • Training/Professional Development
  • Public Awareness
  • Legislative Process
  • Community Collaboration
  • Networking

As part of a Strategic Planning Session, the following was adopted in 1997:

The Mission of the Missouri School Age Care Coalition is to support and unify professionals in providing quality out of school programs.

In 2005, MOSAC2 changed their name to the Missouri School Age Community Coalition.

In 2015, the Missouri School Age Community Coalition’s (MOSAC2) Board of Directors and the Missouri AfterSchool Network’s (MASN) Steering Committee merged to form a new statewide Afterschool Leadership Team.  The MOSAC2 Professional Development Institute (PDI) continues to be planned by a volunteer committee with support by MASN staff members.

For more information about the Afterschool Leadership Team or the Missouri AfterSchool Network, please visit www.moafterschool.org.


Past Conferences

PDI 2020 – Extraordinary Moments

  • Held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions

PDI 2019 – I am…

  • Lake of the Ozarks at Lodge of Four Seasons

PDI 2018 – Adventure Awaits:  Afterschool

  • Lake of the Ozarks at Lodge of Four Seasons

PDI 2017 – Beyond the Elements

  • Independence, MO at Stoney Creek Inn

PDI 2016 – The Super Power of Yet

  • St. Louis, MO at Hilton Frontenac

PDI 2015 – After 3PM: Makin’ It Matter

  • Springfield, MO at University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

PDI 2014 – Wild About Learning: An AfterSchool Adventure

  • Kansas City, MO at Holiday Inn CoCo Key Sports Complex and Indoor Waterpark

PDI 2013 – AfterSchool Rocks!

  • Columbia, MO at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center

PDI 2012: Hilton Frontenac, St. Louis

PDI 2011: Springfield

PDI 2010: Marriott Downtown, Kansas City

PDI 2009: Doubletree, Chesterfield

PDI 2008: University Plaza, Springfield

PDI 2007: Hyatt Regency, Kansas City

PDI 2006: Double Tree, Chesterfield

PDI 2005: Clarion Hotel, Kansas City