21st CCLC Program Resources
A collection of best practices and templates have been archived for 21st CCLC grantee support.
- Student Data Folder
- Student Portfolio
- Effective Program Management (PowerPoint)
- Effective Program Management (Word)
- Classroom Observation
- Expense Tracking Form (Blank)
- Procedure Checklist (Tool 5)
- Sample Policies and Procedure Table of Contents (Tool 6)
- Sample Enrollment Form (Tool 8)
- Participation Enrollment Confirmation to Family (Tool 9)
- Program Schedule (Tool 13)
- Self-Assessment of Effective Qualities (Tool 26)
- Youth Development Checklist (Tool 63)
- Sample Activity Planner (Tool 71)
- Follow-Up and Supervision Checklist (Y4Y)
- Literacy “I Can” Progression Ladders (Y4Y)
- Mapping Resources for Citizen Science Implementation (Y4Y)
- Intentional Program Design Diagram (Y4Y)
- Intentional Activity Design Diagram(Y4Y)
- Awareness Activities (Y4Y)
- Career Station Planner (Y4Y)
- Project Based Learning Diagram (Y4Y)
- Family Links Portfolio
- Communication Format Guidelines (Tool 31)
- Shared Responsibility Worksheet for Program Leader and Principal (Tool 45)
- Template for Communicating With School Staff (Tool 47)
- Homework Help Tool (Tool 80)
- Data Discussions (Tool 91)
- Strengthening Partnerships (Y4Y)
- Practitioner Tips (Y4Y)
- The 4 C’s to 21st Century Skills
- Assess College and Career Readiness
- Transition Checklist for Incoming 21st CCLC Site Leaders
- Transition Checklist for Outgoing 21st CCLC Site Leaders
- Transition Checklist for Incoming 21st CCLC District Leaders
Lights on Afterschool:
October 26, 2017 is National LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL.
This event is a celebration of the dedicated work communities have investing in supporting youth through quality afterschool programs.
We encourage all 21st CCLC grantees to participate in this event to highlight to students, families and community member the importance of afterschool.
Community as a Partner
The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is dedicated to the enhancement of child and youth development and educational achievement through quality afterschool programming.
Want to bring positive change to your school community? Consider becoming involved with School Connect where schools and volunteers are partnered to serve our students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
View a 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)
The section on Family and Children Programs offers useful resources on health and safety.
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:
- Project-Based Learning
- Aligning With The School Day
- Strengthening Partnerships
- Family Engagement
Directory of Community Resources from the Arizona Field
*The Arizona Department of Education does not endorse organizations or businesses