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.
Health and Wellness
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.
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.
Drawing on 1,200 interviews with California parents, A Time to Learn, A Time to Grow, looks at the disconnect between the summer activities that parents seek for their children and what they are able to find.
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.