Regional After School Technical Assistance
The California Department of Education has developed a statewide system of support for state and federally funded after school programs. This support network is made up of CDE Education Programs Consultants and Regional Leads. Members of this network provide training and technical assistance to support California's after school programs in providing safe and educationally enriching environments for children and youth.
In conjunction with CDE Consultants, Regional Leads implement training opportunities and activities uniquely designed to fit the needs of local before and after school program grantees. The Regional Leads spearhead the regional system of support, which is administered in each of the eleven regions by a local county office of education. Each regional lead works with local grantees and after school organizations to plan specific assistance and workshops, to increase communications and networking among program sites, and to increase site level support for program coordinators, staff, and community partners.
The following regional websites contain additional information and resources to support after school programs:
Contact information for Regions not listed can be found under Regional Leads on the CDE Web site.
County Office of Education Representatives
Our partners serving grantees within their local county, these individuals conduct site visits and provide on-site technical assistance (as appropriate), broker available county and regional resources to support programs, and collaborate with the Lead LEA (SCOE) to provide technical assistance and training to programs.
CDE Education Program Consultants and Fiscal Analysts
CDE staff provide administrative and fiscal policy support to before and after school program grantees; guidance to grantees and local education agencies in the interpretation and administration of the legal requirements and guidelines of grants; and support in understanding applicable law, policy, infrastructure, state standards, and assessment and accountability systems.