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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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COVID-19 Resource Center

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

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.  

CAN Newsletter
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March CAN Newsletter – Caring for Our Community
March 17, 2020

We know that the last few days and weeks have not been easy for anyone, and many folks have been faced with difficult decisions and challenges. Many of the afterschool staff and the children, youth, and families we serve already deal with many fears and trauma. While we cannot physically gather with one another - this is a time for our community to come together and support one another. As we all work to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus ) we want you to know that the entire team at the California AfterSchool Network is here for you.

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The State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2018-19

The State of the State of Expanded Learning in California 2018-19 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 over 9,800,000 of California’s students with the greatest needs through nearly 4,500 expanded learning programs. 

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Are you ready for the 2020 census? Get prepared!

Census 2020 – Be Counted!

Did you know that federal funding for after school programs is determined by the census? 

Getting an accurate census count is crucial so the Afterschool Alliance has created a toolkit that makes it easy to learn more and get involved with the census. The Afterschool Alliance is a national advocacy organization dedicated to increasing access to quality, affordable afterschool programs for all children and their families.

2020 Census Toolkit