Increasing Program Quality


Increasing Program Quality Across the State of California

CAN is a catalyst for quality, building capacity by promoting a shared vision of program quality and advancing a culture of Continuous Improvement. 

CAN facilitates collaborative alignment among various types of out-of-school time programs.

  • Facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between statewide, regional, municipal, community-based school age child care, expanded learning and other out-of-school time programs.
  • Support implementation of the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division’s Strategic Plan as a statewide technical assistance provider.
  • Participate in, and facilitate forums that increase cohesion and collaboration among California’s out-of-school time technical assistance providers.

CAN disseminates and shares promising practices and provides virtual and in-person forums to build capacity of the field to implement high-quality programs

  • Provide access to tools and resources, promising strategies, professional development, and trainings to enhance out-of-school time program quality
  • Increase program access to information, tools,, and technical assistance supporting continuous quality improvement.
  • Work to build the capacity of California’s expanded learning site coordinator’s by creating platforms for them to learn and share quality practice, common challenges and solutions that hold promise.

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