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The purpose of the California AfterSchool Network is to increase access to high-quality out-of-school time programs that support success for all children and youth.

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We are committed to providing you with the resources and tools necessary to build high quality out-of-school time programs in California. Keep up to date with all the latest news and events.

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Site Coordinator Symposium Announcement: Keynote Speaker, Special Guest, and Scholarship Application

The Expanded Learning Site Coordinator Symposium is fast approaching and we look forward to seeing you February 8th and 9th! We are excited to announce Brian McDaniel, California State Teacher of the Year as a Keynote Speaker, and special guest, Senator Kevin McCarty as after school champion.  But that’s not all! Stay tuned for future keynote and special guest announcements!

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The State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2017-18

The State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2017-2018 provides an overview of the public investment in expanded learning opportunities in California. This year’s report outlines that expanded learning programs provide after school and summer learning opportunities to nearly 800,000 of California’s students with the greatest needs through over 4,500 expanded learning programs.

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Afterschool in the Latest Aspen Institute Report

The Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social Emotional and Academic Development (NCSEAD)’s final report, ”Nation At Hope,” will be released on January 15, and afterschool is a key recommendation! The report indicates that expanding access to afterschool and summer learning programs are critical pathways for developing the whole child. Tune into the livestream of the report release — you can register here.

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Site Coordinator Community of Practice Guidebook Released!

In partnership with the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division, CAN is proud to announce the release of the Site Coordinator Community of Practice Guide Book. The guide book will assist in the implementation of building a Community Practice (CoP), and will include valuable information about the elements and characteristics of a CoP while engaging in the Continuous Quality Improvement process.

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State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announcement: Guide to Social Emotional Learning Resources

In December 2018, former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the Social Emotional Learning in California: A Guide to Resources. The guide was developed by experts in the field and members of the California Department of Education’s Social and Emotional Learning State Team and offers a toolkit of resources that will assist educators in serving the social and emotional needs of the whole child.