CAN Newsletter: Welcome #BackToAfterschool
The Crosswalk Between the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning and Program Quality Assessment Tools outlines a number of available tools for quality assessment and improvement, including a matrix indicating the degree to which each tool supports assessment of the Quality Standards. The California After School Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool was found to have a high level of alignment with the quality standards. The Tool, User Guide and online training outline how to use the tool as part of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process. In addition, CAN has created a series of videos describing each section of the Tool, and a series of webinars and a guide describing promising practices related to each section of the tool. These resources, along with the The High School After School Quality Self-Assessment Rubric and corresponding videos are freely available for programs to utilize as part of a process of continuous quality improvement (CQI).
CAN with support from the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division created a series of webinars that describe the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California, including how they were created through field engagement, and how they can be used as part of a Continuous Quality Improvement Process.
Additionally, The California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division recently released it’s Guidance for Developing and Implementing a Data-Driven Program Quality Improvement Process for California Expanded Learning Programs. As part of the process ASES and 21st CCLC grantees will address three questions through a commitment to engage in a quality improvement process for Expanded Learning.
The ALL IN For Health Campaign, a project of The Children’s Partnership, equips education leaders with the tools they need to educate families and individuals in schools and early learning and after-school communities about health coverage opportunities, as well as, connect uninsured children, parents, and employees to health coverage. Their back to school toolkit contains resources to to connect children and families to the health coverage and care they need.