Contact Your System of Support for Expanded Learning
The regional system of support for California is called the System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL). The SSEL consists of California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (CDE EXLD) staff, designated County Leads/Staff, and contracted Technical Assistance (TA) Providers (California AfterSchool Network and ASAPconnect).
The CDE currently provides TA funding to sixteen County Offices of Education (COE’s) throughout the 11 California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) regions. The regional teams are funded to build the capacity of Expanded Learning programs. Additionally, 16 COE’s have been funded to support high-quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programming within Expanded Learning programs.
TA has been defined as ongoing, needs-driven support services to create effective and quality Expanded Learning Programs. The TA includes coaching, training, resource brokering, mentoring, consultation, and facilitation.
Additional Supports for Out-of-School (OST) Time in California
The California ecosystem of support for Expanded Learning and OST consists of other statewide partners and intermediaries including: