CAN Newsletter – It’s National Summer Learning Week!

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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. 

There are many ways you can celebrate summer, advocate, and share your stories of summer inspiration:

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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.

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Important CDE Updates
July, 2019

Check out key upcoming deadlines from the CDE-EXLD for Attendance Relief Requests/Professional Development Days forms, Expenditure Reports, Attendance Reports, and Annual Outcome Based Data for Evaluations.

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CAN Welcomes New Leadership Team Members

The California AfterSchool Network is pleased to welcome 9 new members to the CAN Leadership Team! The CAN Leadership team is a collection of out-of-school time champions and dedicated volunteers that help support and promote the work of the CAN team. We are incredibly grateful for their service to CAN and the after school field and are excited about our collaboration, and the future of CAN together.

Check out the whole Leadership Team on the CAN website!

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Thank you for your support of the annual Site Coordinator Survey!

Thank you for your support of this year’s Site Coordinator Survey!

For the 3rd year in a row, we have increased our participation numbers and had over 1,400 Site Coordinators fully participate in the survey this year, up more than 100 from last year. We could not have made that happen without you and greatly appreciate the time and effort you all put into taking the survey and/or sharing out with your networks.

10 winners have been selected to receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Congratulations to our winners

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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! 

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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:  

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Afterschool Matters Journal Releases Spring Edition

Afterschool Matters is a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism and awareness in the field of after school education. The journal serves those involved in developing and managing programs for youth during the out-of-school time hours and those engaged in research and shaping youth development policy.

The Spring 2019 issue includes articles on creative youth development, dynamic online STEM professional development, supporting Latinx youth participation in out-of-school time programs, STEM programming for for girls, and more!