System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL)
The purpose of the SSEL funding is to build the capacity of after school programs (also known as expanded learning programs) to meet all grant requirements defined in statute, and to promote high quality programs and services as described in the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs, an initiative informed by Expanded Learning stakeholders and practitioners, and produced in collaboration between the California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division and the California AfterSchool Network.
A Crosswalk Between the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning and Program Quality Assessment Tools, also know as Crosswalk. The Crosswalk outlines a number of available tools that can be used for quality assessment and improvement.
Vision for Expanded Learning in California
A Vision for Expanded Learning in California: California’s Expanded Learning programs are an integral part of young people’s education, engaging them in year-round learning opportunities that prepares them for college, career, and life. According to the Expanded Learning Division, Expanded Learning refers to before and after school, summer, intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. -California Department of Education
Access the newly revised Expanded Learning webpage for the following information:
- Funding Opportunities
- Continuous Quality Improvement
- Statewide System of Support
- Laws and Policy
- Reporting and Forms
- Stakeholder Engagement and Advisory Committee
- Additional Resources
Prevention Specialist | R9 Imperial County SSEL Lead