Tools

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.

Facilitate a Reflection and Planning Session

Once all stakeholder feedback, youth outcomes data, and quality assessment data is collected and analyzed, give key program stakeholders a chance to respond to it and use it to plan for next summer. In the spirit of a continuous quality improvement cycle, a program’s end-of-summer reflections should feed directly into the development of the Quality Improvement Plan for the next year.

Ideas for Helping Existing Summer Programs Embed Quality

Ideas for helping existing programs embed qualilty. Recommendations from TA providers.