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California Department of Education 

After School Education and Safety (ASES) ​& 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC)​General Program Information and Support

California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division (ExLD) Website
Website: Expanded Learning Main Page
​CDE ExLD Laws and Policy
Website: Laws and Policy - Expanded Learning
Do you have questions for ExLD? 
Email: Expanded Learning Office 
Phone Number:  916-319-0923
Are you curious as to the Vision for Expanded Learning in California?
Check out the Strategic Plan 2.0: 2019–23

Developed by the California Department of Education in collaboration with kindergarten through twelfth grade educators, program practitioners, and support providers. From the four strategic initiatives, the EXLD has formed the following committees to help implement the work of the strategic plan: Policy Committee, Social Emotional Learning Planning Team, Workforce Strategy Committee, Communication Systems Work Group, and Research and Evaluation.
PDF: Strategic Plan 2.0​
Fiscal and Attendance Reporting 
​California Department of Education After School Support and Information System (ASSIST). 
The ASSIST is an automated grant administration system for ASES and 21st CCLC Programs. 

Website: ASSIST Log In Page
Do you have ​ASSIST specific questions? 
​Email: Paul Simpson-Jones
​​Federal Program Monitoring (FPM)
​Compliance Monitoring

School districts, direct-funded charter schools and county offices that receive funding for certain programs may be chosen for a review by the state. The purpose of the review is to ensure that they are spending the funding as required by law. At the end of each review, the stated will complete a report of findings that informs the school, district, or county office how to correct the findings. 

The California Department of Education (CDE) works to provide a simplified and streamlined monitoring through this process. Within the CDE, the Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) office coordinates the monitoring reviews, which take place either in person or online. 

Website: Compliance Monitoring Main Page​​

Word Document: 2022-23 Program Instruments (Expanded Learning)​

Do you have specific questions about FPM? 
Email: Fred Buggs
Phone: 916-445-4577
​​Continuous​ Quality Improvement (CQI)
In accordance with California Education Code sections 8483 and 8427, all After School Education and Safety (ASES), 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants, 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) programs and Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) in California shall engage​ in a data-driven continuous quality improvement (CQI) process based on the Quality Standards.
CDE Website: Quality Standards and CQI

PDF: Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California
Education Code 
ASES Education Code 
​ARTICLE 22.5. After School Education and Safety Program [8482 - 8484.65]
Website: Code Display Text 
21st CCLC Education Code for Elementary and Middle School
ARTICLE 22.6. 21st Century Community Learning Centers [8484.7 - 8484.9] 
Website: Code Display Text
21st CCLC Education Code for ASSETs (High School)
ARTICLE 19. 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program [8420 - 8428] 

Website: Code Display Text
​​Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) 
ARTICLE 2. 46120. (2) The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program is hereby established.

Website: Law Section