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After School Education & Safety Program

Provides funds to schools and districts that collaborate with community partners to provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youths during nonschool hours.

Program Description

Background information, program objectives, and requirements for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program.

A Vision for Expanded Learning in California – Strategic Plan: 2014-2016 (PDF; 2MB)
Developed by the California Department of Education in collaboration with K-12 educators, program practitioners, and support providers.

After School Visionary Leadership Award
Recognition for individuals who have worked several years in the field of after school and have demonstrated leadership, innovation, compassion, creativity, resourcefulness, and dedication in operating stellar after school programs.

Executive Summary
Executive Summary on California's After School Learning and Safe Neighborhoods Partnerships Program, 1999-2001. (Department of Education, University of California at Irvine)

Frequently Asked Questions (DOC; Modified 28-Oct-2014)
Frequently asked questions about the ASES Program.

Funding and Fiscal Management
Available funding, award notifications, and budget information and forms for ASES and 21st CCLC grants.

California After School Physical Activity Guidelines (PDF; Revised Feb-2010)
Resources for implementing high-quality physical activity programs within California Department of Education-funded after school programs.

Program Plan Report for Grantees (DOC; Revised Nov-2013)
A guide to assist grantees to create an operational design of an after school program within the framework of the requirements defined in statute.

Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California

Policy Guidance

Annual Outcome-Based Data for Evaluation

Regional Technical Assistance

  • Regional After School Technical Assistance System
    Provides training and technical assistance that develops and provides resources supporting safe and educationally enriching environments for children and youths in before and after school programs throughout California.
  • Regional Technical Assistance Contacts
    Regional After School Technical Assistance System contacts within the 11 service regions of the California County Superintendents' Educational Services Association.

Links to state and federal resources, as well as a sample document to be used to notify parents that an after school program is available at their child's school.

Contact the After School Division
Contact information for the ASES Program and the 21st CCLC Program.

Questions: After School | | 916-319-0923 
Last Reviewed: Monday, November 2, 2015

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