After School Education & Safety ProgramProvides funds to schools and districts that collaborate with community partners to provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youths during nonschool hours.
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.
Expanded Learning Visionary/Emerging Leadership Award
Recognition for individuals who are new to or have worked several years in the field of Expanded Learning and have demonstrated leadership, innovation, compassion, creativity, resourcefulness, and dedication in operating stellar Expanded Learning programs.
Distinguished After School Health Recognition Program (DOC)
Establishes an award to recognize Expanded Learning programs who are meeting exemplary health education, nutrition, and activity standards.
- 2017 Distinguished After School Health (DASH) Recognition Program Awardees
- 2016 Distinguished After School Health (DASH) Recognition Program Awardees
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 Sept-2016)
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.
ASES Program Plan Guide (DOCX; Revised Jun-2018)
A guide to assist grantees to create an operational design of an expanded learning program within the framework of the requirements defined in statute.
Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California
- Quality Standards - Creating and Implementing a Shared Vision of Quality
- Crosswalk Between Quality Standards and Program Assessment Tools
- Guidance for Developing and Implementing a Data-Driven Program Quality Improvement Process for California Expanded Learning Programs
- Quality Improvement Program Plan for Expanded Learning Programs (DOC)
- Instructions (DOC)
- Webinar - Continuous Quality Improvement - Where Compliance Meets Quality (Video 16:17)
Webinar – Continuous Quality Improvement – Where Compliance Meets Quality – Slide 22 (12:12–13:02)
Under slide for Commitment to Engage in a Program Quality Improvement Process Form, replace:
· Includes five questions.
· Includes three questions.
- Direct Services and Administrative Costs Guidance
- Late Arrival and Early Release Guidance
- Field Trip and Recognition Policy Guidance
- Dual-Funded Sites Attendance Reporting
- AB2615 and AB1567 Guidance (DOC)
Annual Outcome-Based Data Report for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement
- Annual Outcome-Based Data Report for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement–ASES and 21st CCLC Programs
Annual data collection for elementary and middle schools is a requirement of before and after school funding, due September 20, 2018.
- Annual Outcome-Based Data Report for Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement–ASSETs Programs
Annual data collection for 21st Century High School ASSETs programs, due September 20, 2018.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions regarding the Annual Outcome-Based Data Reporting.
- 2012 Independent Statewide Evaluation of the ASES and 21st CCLC After School Programs
Independent Statewide Evaluations of the After School Education and Safety Program and 21st CCLC Program.
Regional Technical Assistance
- System of Support for Expanded Learning
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
System of Support for Expanded Learning 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 Expanded Learning Division
Contact information for the ASES Program and the 21st CCLC Program.
A complaint is a statement that a local school, school district, or county of education policy has been violated or that a state or federal law or regulation has been violated. Please review the Complaint Procedures Web page for detailed information on filing a complaint.