CAN Newsletter – April 12, 2016
The Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) has just released the results of a statewide survey of almost 700 expanded learning providers, asking them about how they have been impacted by over 8 years of flat ASES funding. The numbers paint a stark picture, with nearly 30% saying they are very likely to close within the next two years without a funding increase. California boasts the largest after school infrastructure in America.
The CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge is a unique event that allows California’s after school practitioners and stakeholders the opportunity to highlight the importance of expanded learning in their communities.
The Afterschool Alliance offers this Webinar: ”Creating the Conditions for Social and Emotional Learning on best practices for encouraging Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in afterschool and summer learning programs. Speakers include Deb Moroney and Jaime Singer from American Institutes for Research (AIR), Stacey Daraio from Temescal Associates, and Aleah Rosario from C
The California STEM Symposium is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on October 9th through October 11th and registration is now open. The 2016 STEM Symposium will be hosted by Californians Dedicated to Education, the California Department of Education and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Last year’s conference featured a rich offering of workshops pertaining to STEM in expanded learning programs. Learn more and register for the 2016 California STEM Symposium.
The importance of understanding gender identity is increasingly important for educators and leaders of youth programs. In this blog, Dr. Ehrensaft, Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and chief psychologist at the Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, shares her insight on the question if gender identity is inborn or learned. To read the blog, click here.