Six Elements of Great Summer Learning

Summer Matters draws on its experience with summer learning programs throughout California to provide a straightforward checklist for parents. The checklist identifies the six key elements of an effective summer learning program and what they mean in practice.

California Case Studies Promote Summer Learning Over Summer School

PCY’s Katie Brackenridge featured in Edweek to talk about the new report “Investing in Summer Learning: Stories From the Field.”

Getting a Head Start on the Common Core

How education leaders can use summer programs to stop summer learning loss, and build student and staff capacity to succeed in the new Common Core environment.

A High Impact Training Ground for Teachers and Staff

How education leaders can use summer programs to provide powerful professional learning opportunities in support of Common Core implementation and student-centered learning goals.

Teaching Kids How to Succeed in School

How education leaders can use summer programs to engage students and develop their confidence as capable learners.

Summer Learning Infographic

This summer learning infographic summarizes the challenges that summer learning programs address, the positive impact they have on students that participate, and the key features of an effective program.

Let Summer Work for You

Download our brochure to learn about the value of summer learning programs to students, educators, and communities. The brochure is available in both English & Spanish. Obtain high-quality, printed copies of the brochure by contacting the Summer Matters campaign.

Teaching Kids how to Succeed in School

This 5 minute video exhibits how high quality expanded learning programs, especially Summer Learning Programs, can focus on Social-Emotional Learning for students. See how program activities nurture relationship building, communication skills, and emotional intelligence in students.

Five Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning All Summer Long

Research shows the importance of summer learning to educational advancement, yet many communities offer limited or no summer learning programs. Parents desiring to keep their kids learning all summer-long must find alternatives.