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21st Century Community Learning Centers

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was signed into law in January 2002, authorizing the California Department of Education (CDE) to administer California's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program. Education Code sections 8484.7 - 8484.9 further define California's 21st CCLC Program. This state-administered, federally funded program provides five-year grant funding to establish or expand before- and after-school programs that provide disadvantaged kindergarten through twelfth-grade students (particularly students who attend schools in need of improvement) with academic enrichment opportunities and supportive services to help the students meet state and local standards in core content areas. The high school division of 21st CCLC programming is known in California as After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs).

California Department of Education 21st CLCC Information

21st CLCC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  

Reporting Due Dates

California 21st CCLC Ed Code   (Annotated )

Off-site Program Information Form

Voluntary Reduction Form and Instructions

For questions on reductions contact Nora Reed, Region 9 Analyst  916-327-5928

Summer Program Resources

How Summer Learning Strengthens Students’ Success  

Summer Planning Workshops and Assistance 

Summer Program Implementation Strategies Webinar  

Summer Learning Implementation Planning Checklist Webinar and Resources

Conducting Your Summer Learning Program Needs Assessment

Creating a Summer Learning Program Schedule 

National Summer Learning Association 

NCASE Summer Learning Brief

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation recently published Taking Summer Seriously: How the Summer Matters Campaign is Changing the Course of Expanded Learning in California, along with an infographic highlighting the important work, reach, and impact of the campaign. The report outlines research on the importance of summer learning including the growing enrichment gap between low and high income students. It details how the Summer Matters campaign shifted paradigms from notions of remedial summer school to create flexible, engaging, innovative learning and enrichment opportunities during the summer. Read the report and access the complimentary infographic .