The Annual Verification Checklist for 21st CCLC Site Leaders.
In order to ensure that all required 21st CCLC components/necessary documents are at hand should transition of positions at 21st CCLC Sites occur, this checklist is a requirement. An updated Annual Verification Checklist for 21st CCLC Site Leaders is completed at the end of each program year. The checklist is a fillable form which can be emailed electronically to your assigned Program Specialist if requested.
The Arizona Department of Education's 21st CCLC team is deeply committed to high quality after school programming for Arizona students. We encourage sites to consider additional strategies to help support student and family programs.
In accordance with Title IV, Part B, Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Arizona Department of Education is required to provide a list of prescreened external organizations, as described under section 4203(a)(11). This list identifies organizations that have worked with other 21st CCLC programs in the state and may be available to provide services, resources, and technical assistance for your out of school time programs.
I am a nonprofit organization that has worked with 21st CCLC programs in Arizona. How can my organization be added to the list?
Contact the 21st CCLC program leader who established a partnership with your nonprofit and request that they email the following information: 1. Nonprofit Name 2. Website 3. Phone Number 4. Targeted Areas - Academic, Youth Development, Family Engagement 5. Region of Arizona to: [email protected]
Are you looking for a home-grown AZ Community Partner?
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension implements programming in every county in Arizona. Please visit the below links by county to learn how they support the mission of your 21st CCLC program in areas of academics, youth development, and family engagement.
The Arizona 21st CCLC department strives to provide National, State, and Local resources to their grantees.
1.AIR - American Institutes for ResearchAIR’s work in the afterschool and expanded learning field supports the creation, evaluation, improvement, and maintenance of high-quality afterschool and expanded learning programs in a variety of ways that includes research based methodologies. * Formerly called Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
2. Afterschool Alliance The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children. It is supported by a group of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that share the Alliance's vision of ensuring that all children have access to afterschool programs.
3. Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning Learning doesn't stop when the last school bell rings. Foundations' Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning supports K-12 educators in making out-of-school time a dynamic time for learning and healthy development. Educators can readily apply our customized products, services, training and tools to improve their own expanded learning programs.
In addition, Foundations, the United States Department of Education and 21st Century Community Learning Centers convene the annual Beyond School Hours Conference, a major professional development event in the education world for well over a decade.
4. C. S. Mott Foundation The C.S. Mott Foundation is a partner of the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative. The foundation is a private philanthropy that awards grants, in four program areas, in the United States and selected regions internationally. Specific Resources:
Learning Together: The Developing Field of School-Community Issues, a report chronicling the ideas, approaches, and strategies employed by 20 school community initiatives across the United States.
Making After-School Count (numerous volumes): a publication on issues of after-school care.
Philosophy, Programs, and Procedures: Pathways out of Poverty provides guidelines and application procedures for the Pathways Out of Poverty program that provides funding for improved education.
5. Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) The HFRP is part of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Their Out-of-School Time (OST) research area provides accessible information to support the accessibility, quality, and sustainability of out-of-school time programs and initiatives.
6.National After School Association A membership association for professionals who provide extended learning opportunities and care during out- of- school hours. NAA host a variety of events for the afterschool community to encourage networking, professional development and advocacy for the field. NAA offers a free membership providing resources to support developing afterschool professionals.
7. National Institute for Out-of-School Time (NIOST) Located at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, NIOST studies issues and policy regarding children’s out-of-school time. Their website contains research and publications about quality management and curriculum for after-school programs. Specific Resources:
After-School Issues are a series of publications produced by NIOST on core after-school issues of interest including emerging roles in the field, focus on staffing, and focus on accountability.
Literacy: Exploring Strategies to Enhance Learning in Out-of-School Time (1999) Explores, through research, different ways that after-school programs can support children’s literacy development.
Making an Impact on Out-of-School Time is a new publication giving a comprehensive investigation to after-school care.
8.The SEDL National Center for Quality AfterschoolThe SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool* collaborates and works with other afterschool experts to provide models, tools, and assistance that afterschool programs need to offer high quality, research based academic content while attracting high levels of student participation. Be sure to watch the Two-Minute Tour of the resources available in the National Center for Quality Afterschool’s Afterschool Training Toolkit.
* Formerly called Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
11. You for Youth (Y4Y) The federal 21st CCLC office has established a website to support our work- You for Youth. The You for Youth website offers Online Professional Development and Technical Assistance for 21st CCLC programs in the following categories:
Aligning With The School Day
12. The Forum for Youth Investment - The Forum for Youth Investment provides products and services to help leaders improve partnerships, policies, and practices for young people. These products and services are based on best practices in youth development and on our experience working with hundreds of communities around the country since our founding in 1998.
13. What Works Clearinghouse - What Works Clearinghouse is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence on education program, products, practices and policies. They focus on high-quality research to answer the question: “What Works in Education?”
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence The Arizona Center for After-school Excellence is dedicated to the enhancement of child and youth development and educational achievement through quality after-school programming.
SciTech Institute - Resources to help connect STEM in Arizona and beyond. SciTech Institute is a nonprofit organization that strives to connect the STEM community and inspire individuals to pursue STEM-related career paths and get engaged in STEM events.
Lights on Afterschool This event is a celebration of the dedicated work communities have in supporting youth through quality afterschool programs. We encourage all 21st CCLC grantees to participate in this event to highlight to students, families, school and community leaders the importance of afterschool.
Mandatory funding statement and Arizona 21st CCLC logo is required in publications to acknowledge that programming is being funded and supported through federal 21st CCLC grants awarded by the Arizona Department of Education.
Each agency has addressed the capacity to fulfill the staffing requirements (including site coordinator, teachers, clerks, aides, etc.) of their grant within the original application. Below are tools and templates to support the site with their staffing requirements.
Below are templates and tools to support programs with developing effective practices for 21st CCLC program. Additional resources for managing your 21st CCLC Program can be found in section 3 of the 21st CCLC Startup Toolkit.
21st CCLC programs were originally designed to build a sustainable model for future programming. This can include internal and external partnerships that will collaborate to provide youth in their community’s opportunities beyond the duration of the 21st CCLC grant funding.
The Arizona Department of Education is not responsible for controlling or guaranteeing the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of information or a hyperlink or URL does not reflect the importance of the organization, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered.