The Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Care Division, and Expanded Learning Division have recently released a variety of communications to provide information and support for those impacted by wildfires.
The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the release of two webinars to provide additional support and resource tools for applicants applying for 21st Century Elementary/Middle Schools and 21st Century ASSETs funding. Access the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Elementary/Middle webinar here. Access the After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) webinar here. A login or registration to view the webinar is not required. Closed captioning is available.
The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the release of the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Universal Program Request for Applications (RFA) for funding beginning in the 2018–19 state fiscal year. The ASES Universal RFA is for new program sites or for current grantees that wish to apply for increased funding amounts. The final filing date for the ASES Universal application is February 28, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
The California Department of Education – Expanded Learning Division has released the fifth video in a series of videos highlighting the Quality Standards in Action. The purpose of these videos is to serve as a resource to support implementation of the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California. This video highlights programs who are implementing the Healthy Choices and Behaviors standard.
The Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education has released the Request for Applications (RFAs) for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program and After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program for funding beginning in the 2018-19 state fiscal year.
Due to the wildfires burning throughout California, the Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) is extending its deadline for the Annual Outcome-Based Data Report to October 27, 2017, for grantees in the following counties: Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, and Yuba.
The purpose of the Advisory Committee on Before and After School Programs is to provide information and field-informed advice to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education After School Division, and the State Board of Education regarding state and federal policy and funding issues affecting before and after school programs.
During the last legislative session, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1221 (Hancock). This new law amends sections of the California Education Code (EC) related to after school. Major pieces of SB 1221 to be implemented are the following:
Building upon the work of the Grants Administration and Policy Strategic Implementation Team of the California Expanded Learning Strategic Planning Process and their vision to develop and implement a collaborative process for review and gather feedback on state (ASES) and federal (21st CCLC) equitable funding distribution processes, the Defining Equity Work Group will focus on defining equity in grant eligibility and award distribution for state ASES and federal 21st CCLC programs.
The Policy Guide Committee is being formed to develop, implement and maintain clear policies that support quality programs. Expanded Learning program policies will include the regulatory source and corresponding levels of program accountability. The Policy Guide Committee will also develop and implement a timely and collaborative process for reviewing, revising, and notifying the field of new and existing policies.
The California Expanded Learning strategic planning process is a collaboration between after school program practitioners, support providers, the California Department of Education After School Division and K-12 educators. The website will serve as the hub for all the news and opportunities to get involved with the implementation of the strategic plan. Take a look around the website and please share with your colleagues and networks: http://caexpandedlearning.weebly.com/
SACRAMENTO—Far from being lost time, the hours after school and during summer can be opportunities for students to build on what they learn in the classroom, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said today as he released a new set of standards that define expectations for California’s high-quality expanded learning programs.
I am happy to present to you A Vision for Expanded Learning in California, the 2014-2016 Strategic Plan developed by the After School Division in collaboration with the field. The plan was released to the public this morning at todays Before and After School Advisory Committee meeting.
I am happy to announce A Vision for Expanded Learning in California, the 2014-2016 Strategic Plan developed by the After School Division in collaboration with the field will be released to the public next Tuesday, January 28th, at the Before and After School Advisory Committee meeting.
New legislation pertaining to the snack requirement for ASES, 21st CCLC, and ASSETs programs became effective January 1, 2014. Attached is a handout explaining the change, comparing the new requirement with the prior requirement, and a list of suggested resources on meals and snacks served in after school programs.
For questions about the snack requirements or the option to serve a meal, please feel free to contact Cindy Schneider, Education Programs Consultant, After School Division by phone at 916-319-0601 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Check out the California Department of Education’s updated website to access valuable funding information. After school program grant recipients and sub-contractors looking for assistance in managing administrative costs and how to effectively budget should go to the Direct Services and Administrative Costs Guidance page. Here, recipients will find information on how to properly spend and report all costs as well as detailed information about the “85 percent/15 percent” rule.
I am pleased to announce that the After School Division (ASD) is now accepting applications for Team Members for each of the Implementation Teams for the next phase of the ASD strategic planning process.
I am pleased to announce that the After School Division (ASD) has completed the first phase of the strategic planning process. The ASD began this strategic planning process back in February, involving both ASD staff and the field in new and innovative ways. This included the formation of a core planning team and the “Design Team,” comprised of both staff and field representatives. The initial result of this work is the attached Statement of Strategic Direction that describes the point towards which all subsequent planning and implementation work will be directed.