CAN Newsletter – Lights on Afterschool is Right Around the Corner!
October 10, 2019
It’s almost time for Lights On Afterschool. This October 24 marks the 20th celebration and it is looking to be our brightest year yet; get the word out to your community!
Lights On is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. It is a great opportunity to keep our momentum going, raise more awareness in your community, and help mobilize support for afterschool at the local, state, and federal levels! Legislators will be in their districts, looking for ways to connect with the community.
Haven’t started yet? Checkout the Afterschool Alliance website to access an extensive Event Planning Kit and get your juices flowing!
Already planning an event? Make sure to register your event today!
This event provides a great opportunity to raise awareness in your community and build support for your program. If this date does not work for your program, we encourage you to invite the community (including public officials) on a different day this fall
Registration Coming Soon: 2020 Statewide Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium
February 14 - 15, 2020
California Love is the 3rd Annual Statewide Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium, taking place February 14th– February 15th, 2020. Partners throughout the state of California are excited to provide a unique opportunity for Site Coordinators to learn from other Site Coordinators alike, California’s Expanded Learning Professionals will get a unique opportunity to learn from their peers, colleagues and other experts within the Expanded Learning field during an informative two-day event.
Applications are NOW OPEN for the Leadership Development Institute for Emerging Leaders of Color! CalSAC is currently accepting applications from out-of-school time professionals to join the 2020 Leadership Development Institute (LDI) for Emerging Leaders of Color cohort.
The California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) is excited to launch the new Sustainability Work Group! The purpose of the Sustainability Work Group is to support the EXLD in identifying, documenting, and sharing promising sustainability practices with the Expanded Learning field.
Establishing a Culture of Caring with Stu
November 6, 2019 - Riverside, CA
Come and learn skills for developing a new “growth heartset®” in our teaching and learning.
Out-of-school time (OST) programs play an important role in supporting the mental health and wellness of young people and are integral to a thriving mental health support system.
Bakersfield City of School District’s middle school Extended Learning Program (ELP) is seeing higher student interest in after-school learning opportunities. What is sparking this change?
Thinking About Equity: Nature and Afterschool outlines nature as an ideal setting for young people to learn new content, try new things, apply their skills in different ways and fail safely. The power of nature in afterschool programs can benefit the student’s development and improves cognitive skills.
The Aspen Insititute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (NCSEAD) released the final report, From a Nation at Risk to a Nation At Hope on January 15. The report recommends expanding access to afterschool and summer learning programs as critical pathways to developing the whole child.
The Afterschool Alliance released a census toolkit to help the afterschool community to help prepare families and children for the census count in 2020.
The census matters to afterschool programs and the families they serve because the results are used to determine how the government will allocate over $900 billion in federal spending. Title I funding levels, the largest of the eight education programs, are determined by the census results.
Access the CAN newsletter archives to view past newsletters today! Here are some recent highlights:
A message fro the CDE-EXLD regarding:
- NEW Expanded Learning Web Pages
- Summer Literacy Expenditure Report
- Quarter 1 Expenditure Reports
- School Site Substitution Form
- Return Grant Award Notifications
- March 9-10, 2020 in Sacramento, CA
- Get informed about state and federal afterschool updates!