Maximizing opportunities for student success is at the core of every strategic plan for school districts and county offices of education. Achieving that goal depends on community engagement and collaborative efforts to maximize student performance. Before and after school programs are more than child care; they can be powerful partners in complementing classroom instruction and dealing with the social-emotional needs of children. The After School Division of the California Department of Education has launched a statewide public awareness campaign, Expanding Student Success
, to demonstrate how out-of-school-day learning opportunities can help with the achievement bottom line in public schools. CDE consultants Tom DeLapp and Stephen Nichols will provide an overview of how Expanded Learning opportunities help schools and educational organizations:
- Leverage additional resources and optimize collaborative efforts with partner organizations to enhance LEA goals and provide more support services for students.
- Support LCAP objectives to increase parent engagement and pupil achievement - especially for the most disadvantaged.
- Keep students engaged in activities and lessons that enhance their learning capacity in the classroom.
- Apply adopted Quality Standards designed to maximize the impact of programs and to promote continuous improvement.