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Program Quality and Development Resources

Developing a quality expanded learning program requires a clear vision, solid leadership, and a well-rounded base of knowledge in a variety of topic areas.

For each of the Program Topics listed below, access Tools to Download and Online and Community Resources to build capacity within your expanded learning program.

Academic Enrichment

  • After School Connect — Links expanded learning programs with assistance providers so you can partner more effectively, expand capabilities, and improve program quality.
  • SEDL Toolkit — Offers research-based practices, sample lessons, video examples, and resources to support academic enrichment in expanded learning.
  • San Diego County Office of Education Outdoor Education — Develops students’ interest in the natural world around them through a variety of activities.


Engagement Opportunities

Family Literacy/Parent Education

Marketing and Promotion

Program Management Tools

  • Afterschool Alliance — A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of expanded learning programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children. The site includes information about funding sources, how to start an expanded learning program, and success stories.