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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.

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.


It’s National Summer Learning Week!

Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Week elevates the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe, and healthy during the summer.

On July 8-13, the country will unite in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations - including libraries, parks and recreation centers, and civic and non-profit groups – to promote the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer. Find summer learning resources or an event/program near you today. 

Flyer for 2019 California Expanded Learning Summits

Registration Now Open for 2019 California Expanded Learning Summits

The California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division (CDE-EXLD), in partnership with the System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL), and the California AfterSchool Network (CAN), would like to invite all Expanded Learning and K-12 stakeholders to attend the 2019 Expanded Learning Summits.

The Summits welcome After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program grantee staff, stakeholders, partners, and all K-12 administrators, leaders and representatives to attend for an informative and uplifting day.


Budget Signed: $50 Million for After School!
Because of You!

The state budget signed by Governor Newsom yesterday includes additional funding for state after school programs because of YOU. Thank you for raising your voice to help children succeed in school and support working parents who depend on publicly funded after school programs for quality child care.

The funding in the budget provides temporary relief to keep after school programs open this year, but it falls short of what programs need to provide high-quality service in future years. 

Expanded Learning in California video title with CDE and CAN logo

CDE and CAN Create New Grantee Orientation Videos for Expanded Learning in California!

In collaboration with the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division (CDE-EXLD), the California Afterschool Network has created a series of videos to help Expanded Learning grantee staff strengthen their knowledge and understanding. The videos can be used for program quality improvement planning, watched over a series of weeks, used as part of an on-boarding process, or even as a refresher at the end of the year! 


Summer Meal Programs, Locations, Resources, and More!

Summer time is upon us! Be sure to stay on top of eating healthy and staying active! Whether you are a program providing summer meals, kids and teens in an after school program, or a family looking for fresh local produce sources, here are some resources within your reach: