The Impact of Expanded Learning in California
News & Events
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.
CAN has been working with our partners at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change (CRC) to build out an interactive web map. This application maps variables describing student and community health and need, which are summarized by various regions (including the 11 CCSESA regions and Legislative Districts) and overlaid with the locations of Expanded Learning Programs.
There are so many words to say, yet not nearly enough to ever capture the feelings and complexities of these times.
Department of Education - Stronger Together: A Guidebook for
the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools
(June 8, 2020)
This guidance was created through the statewide reopening schools task force that fostered a collaborative process for our educators and stakeholders to lend their important voices. Also informed by the technical assistance and advice of many health and safety organizations including the Centers for Disease Control, California Department of Public Health, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, the intent of this document is to be a guide for the local discussion on safely reopening schools.
- Stronger Together – Expanded Learning Specific Guidance
- SPI News Conference: Safe Reopening of Schools (June 8, 2020)
- SPI Webinar: Safe Reopening of Schools (June 8, 2020)
Afterschool/Expanded Learning Specific
- American Institutes for Research - Recognizing the Role of Afterschool and Summer Programs and Systems in Reopening and Rebuilding
- EdSource - To reopen safely and responsibly, schools need their afterschool partners
- Afterschool Alliance Blog - Recognizing the role of afterschool and summer programs and systems in reopening and rebuilding
- LIAS Blog - Re-Opening Afterschool: Priorities and Practice
Last Thursday, May 14, Governor Newsom released
budget proposal. While we agreed with his statements about
the need to mitigate learning losses, provide social and
emotional support to students, and keep our public education
system strong, his proposed $100 million cut to afterschool
programs would be a huge setback for children and families in
California who are already disproportionately affected by the
current crisis. CA3
issued this statement in response.
This is not yet a done deal: we still have allies in the legislature working to protect families and the programs they count on every day. In fact, when we fought for critical afterschool funding in the past, increases came from the legislature, not the governor’s budget.
Every year in May many promote mental health wellness and combating mental health stigma with Mental Health Awareness Month. This May, as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen an increased focus on health worldwide, and recognition that health includes mental health. That being said, our field has long recognized the importance of supporting the social, emotional, and mental well-being of our youth, staff, families, and communities.
To support access to information about how best to respond to coronavirus disease, we are maintaining this page with links to resources published by state and federal agencies and other reputable sources. We also advise consulting your local school district and public health department for local information.
Additional resources are being curated and these webpages will be updated at least once a week.
As champions for children, you’re doing everything you can during this time to keep youth safe and continue to serve them. We also know you’re doing all you can to support your staff. You have risen to the challenge in every way.
In support of your efforts, we have a new resource to share with you.
Mizzen by Mott is a new app built with and for afterschool professionals to provide high-quality, engaging learning content to the afterschool field.