Advancing OST Policy


Advancing Out-of-School Time Policy

The California AfterSchool Network’s role in advancing OST policy is to provide data, develop field engagement strategy, participate in the CA3, and advocate for policy and funding.

In this section you can:

  • Access the Expanded Learning database (coming soon)
  • Stay current on state and federal legislative and budget information
  • Find research and resources to advocate for after school in CA

California Policy

Policy impacting Expanded Learning programs, and ultimately the children, youth, and families of California is shaped by the California State Legislature and California Executive Branch, most prominently the California Department of Education and the California Governor’s Office. Through legislation, budgets, and policies these entities set priorities for how the state invests resources to support these programs. 


Census 2020

Are you ready for the 2020 Census? Get prepared.

Afterschool Can Play a Role!

The U.S. census does more than just count us. Its impacts are far-reaching, shaping decisions about the services, businesses, and utilities that everyone relies on – including afterschool programs.