CAN Newsletter – Heading Back to School!
August 9, 2022
Hello and welcome to the CAN Newsletter! For those who are new to the CAN Community, we would like to take an opportunity to introduce ourselves. The California AfterSchool Network’s mission is to provide the resources and support needed by the OST field and its partners across sectors to build high quality OST programs that improve the lives of California’s most vulnerable children, youth, families, and communities. CAN is “of the field and for the field,” is a catalyst of quality, a vehicle for advocacy, and a conduit for communications. Access our Statement of Strategic Direction and learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can partner with you to create high quality programs and opportunities for young people.
As you may know, California has the largest collection of OST programs in the nation consisting of federal, state, local, city, community, and fee-based programs. Each system has its own unique networks, standards, and practices. Over the past year, the California legislature has made huge investments in education and launched the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program. CAN is happy to support the field with resources and supports as educators navigate the ELO Program. Learn more here.
As summer learning comes to an end, we look forward to the 2022-23 academic year, full of positive youth development, STEAM learning opportunities, academic support, and a variety of enrichment opportunities. We are also happy to support a thriving EXL workforce in creating spaces that are rich in cultivating safe spaces for children and youth to thrive in whole child health & wellness. This newsletter is curated with the intention to provide EXL and OST educators with resources to kick off a new school year and add magic, fun, and high-quality experiences for all children and youth. We wish you a CANtastic school year!
The CAN Team
Virtual Briefing – COVID 19 and Back to School: What You Should Know
Thursday, August 18, 2022; 1-2:00 PM PST
The school year is about to begin and you may have questions about COVID 19 and vaccinations. Please join the California AfterSchool Network and Vaccinate ALL 58 for all the latest information and resources for our youngest Californians!
- When: Thursday, August 18, 2022
- Time: 1-2:00 PM PST
The California Department of Education (CDE) has posted its preliminary apportionments for fiscal year 2022-23 (FY 22-23).
This includes preliminary funding rates and information for various programs including the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P):
The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) recently announced the final award posting for the ASSETs Program is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) website.
Each year, the EXLD holds back reserve funding until all appeals have been exhausted. Due to the availability of reserve funding, the EXLD was able to fund additional sites based on their priority status. Those sites are listed on the final award posting.
The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) recently announced that the final award posting for the 21st CCLC Program is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) website.
Each year, the EXLD holds back reserve funding until all appeals have been exhausted. Due to the availability of reserve funding, the EXLD was able to fund additional sites based on their priority status. Those sites are added onto the final award posting.
The Design Principles for School’s guide for Equitable Whole Child Design consists of five elements that provide the foundation for healthy development, learning, and thriving. Schools can adopt key structures and practices within this document that nurture each design principle individually and use them in reinforcing and integrated ways to truly support learner needs, interest, talents, voice, and agency.
- Science of Learning and Development Design Principles for Schools Self-Assessment Tool: can be utilized by schools to examine the structures, systems, and practices associated with the principles of whole child design.
In this session, learn:
- foundational elements of the community school strategy
- essential roles and functions associated with the strategy
- resources and ideas for getting started in your community
The Student Voice Learning Lab, Ambassadors Program, Journalism Fellowship and Organizing Fellowship equip students with the knowledge and resources to advance educational equity in their schools and communities. Student Voice’s programs are open to all public high school students from across the United States — no matter their experience or background, there’s a space for every student in their work.
In addition, all Student Voice Ambassadors, Journalism Fellows and Organizing Fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend for participation in our programs. Students can learn more and sign up for Student Voice’s programs between now and August 24, 2022.
Did you know that CAN has a job board? Explore after school job postings that have been submitted from the field, for the field.
If you would like to have a job posting shared on the job board, please submit through our Google Form.
In efforts to support the expanded learning field, The California AfterSchool Network will ship out desired publications to you at no cost! Simply submit your publication request using the webform below and we will ship your order out as soon as we can*.
While some our publications have limited numbers, you are able to submit bulk orders for the following publications:
- Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California
- The State of the State of Expanded Learning in California (2018-2020)
- Protective Factors in California’s Afterschool Programs
- Expanded Learning Equity Screen
- Whole Child Health and Wellness Call to Action (Brief and Brochure available)
*Orders are usually shipped out on a monthly basis due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Access the CAN newsletter archives to view past newsletters today! You may be interested in some of our other newsletters as well:
- Get informed about state and federal afterschool updates.
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- Get informed on the connections between afterschool and Whole Child Health and Wellness newsletter.
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- Get informed about the Million Girl Moonshot project and access other STEAM resources.
- Subscribe today!