Our Work

Overview

Increasing Program Quality

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

CAN’s focus on quality includes network and collaboration building, disseminating promising practices and providing virtual and in-person professional learning opportunities, forums and convenings to build the capacity of the field with the end result having high-quality programs for all.

Overview

Advancing Out-of-School Time Policy

The California AfterSchool Network’s role in advancing OST policy is to provide data, develop field engagement strategy, participate in the CA3, and advocate for policy and funding.

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Promoting Health & Wellness

CAN is committed to promoting health and wellness to youth, parents and communities in California by providing information, resources, promising practices, and legislation updates to the out-of-school time field through the Health and Wellness Action Team (HWAT).

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Integrating STEAM Learning

CAN supports out-of-school professionals in their efforts to integrate STEAM learning in their afterschool and summer learning programs to increase student’s STEM knowledge and skills, interest and improved attitudes toward STEM fields and careers, and likelihood of pursuing STEM majors and careers.