Tools

Resource for Summer Programs & TA Providers to Support the Sustainability of Summer Programs

Activity

TA Providers were asked to walk around the room visiting each of the eight sustainability domain posters on the walls and discuss these guiding questions as a group.

What are some best practices for this element?
With no limits, what are other ideas you envision for this element?
Providers wrote ideas on notes for each poster. To read the responses, download the pdf.

Tools for Effective Summer Programs

During this training, adapted from the Summer Matters Technical Assistance Manual, participants will learn about elements of high-quality summer programs and effective tools to guide programs in their ongoing development of quality programming.

Quality Standards Webinars Released

The California Afterschool Network produced five short webinars around the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California. These webinars are intended to give Program Directors, Site Coordinators, front line staff, and the field at large, a better understanding of the Quality Standards, Standards in Action and the Crosswalk, and how these items can be utilized in a process of Continuous Quality Improvement.

The Summer Matters Press Kit has all the information you may need to give media contacts in one convenient package. Whether you need video, images, or prepared information about the Summer Matters campaign, it’s all there.

Summer Matters Workshop & Planning Sessions

The Summer Matters campaign has partners across the state who can help your district plan a great summer program. Choose between a workshop for your school board or a series of planning sessions for district staff. Either option will jump start your district’s journey to great summer programming.

21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC)

This memo describes the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) request for applications (RFA) for elementary and middle school students. It provides updates about the new RFA and is an application planning tool that can be shared by teams, potential partners, and stakeholders.

Summer Program Master Planning Timeline

This timeline is a helpful resource for planning and keeping track of all the ways you can improve your summer program, developed by the National Summer Learning Association.

Healthy Summers – Resources for Families

Here’s a great infographic to share with parents on Getting Kids Moving Over the Summer. This website has other great resources for helping families have a healthy summer. (in English and Spanish)

Cost of Summer Infographic

While middle and upper-income children are able to keep learning each summer by visiting museums and camps or going on family vacations, children from low-income families are falling behind. High-quality summer learning programs are a cost-effective way to prevent summer learning loss and close both the opportunity and achievement gaps.