Post Kelly Faustino

Quality Standards for Expanded Learning
Phase One

Developed by the California Department of Education’s Afterschool Division in partnership with the California AfterSchool Network’s Quality Committee, the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning are a set of clearly defined standards for improving program quality in California. The attached document identifies twelve principle quality standards recommended for expanded learning programs as well as suggested uses for the quality standards.

To access the document with detailed information on the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning, see the attached document.

Post Kelly Faustino

Campaign for Quality

The Quality Self Assessment Tool and Rubric are among a few of the great resources available to help programs self-assess and make plans for program improvement.  These tool focuses on big picture program design elements, as well as important considerations at the point of service. Check out these great resources including videos, webinars, Promising Practices and a User’s Guide.

Click here to access these great resources!

Post Kelly Faustino

New Report and Webinar Outlines Strategies for Effective District/Expanded Learning Program Partnerships

The Partnership for Children & Youth recently released Time Well Spent: School district strategies to help students get the most from expanded learning time.  The report examines diverse partnership models, documents successful mutually beneficial partnership strategies, highlights common successes and challenges, and provides tips for effective practice. 

Access the Time Well Spent report

Post Bruno Marchesi

Applying the Science of Learning
Free Resource by Edutopia

By understanding how the brain works, educators can become better equipped to help students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention. And with research in neurology, psychology, and technology growing, there is a whole world of new information just waiting to be applied to the classroom.

Edutopia’s latest classroom resource guide on brain-based learning helps you do just that. Every tip included in the guide is backed by years of research. 

Post Bruno Marchesi

A Blueprint For Great Schools
Transition Advisory Team report submitted to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on August 9, 2011.

Recognizing that California must plan for the future, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson brought together 59 leaders from across California—teachers, parents, community, labor and business leaders—to share their thinking about education in the state. The resulting report, A Blueprint for Great Schools, provides vision and direction for our education system, including a focus on 21st Century learning, meeting the needs of the whole child, and rebuilding the ranks of California’s teachers with resources and respect.

Organization Bruno Marchesi

Promising Practices in Technology

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) Afterschool Training Toolkit provides research regarding promising practices that work, ways to implement them in your after-school program, sample lessons, and illustrative videos. 

Organization Bruno Marchesi

Orange County Private Schools

Carden Academy is one of the private schools of Orange County. Its method of instructions awakens a natural desire of learning in each of the students and simultaneously equipping them with a sound foundation of academic skills and knowledge. However for the educational progress of the child, the child must inculcate self-discipline, self-confidence, and stamina in them.

Organization Bruno Marchesi


Educational Resources Training and Professional Development Enhances and increases education and human development within schools, families, and communities. 

Organization Bruno Marchesi

Kids Included Together

Educational Resources Training and Professional Development Supports recreational, child, and youth development programs that include children with or without disabilities. Includes resources on inclusion training and best practices. 

Organization Bruno Marchesi

The Children’s Initiative

A non-profit agency that works to improve the well-being of children and youth in San Diego County. The Initiative builds and sustains strategic alliances with all sectors of the community, providing direct operational/organizational support and technical assistance to community-based organizations, government institutions, schools and businesses.