Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families (DCYF): Out of School Time
San Francisco is home to more than 50,000 elementary and middle school age youth, all of whom need enriching, positive, and fun activities in the hours away from school. Out of School Time (OST) programs provide learning opportunities for youth that foster their academic, socio-emotional, and physical development during after school hours, weekends, and summers. OST programs for elementary and middle school youth are one of DCYF's largest investments with more than $15 million granted annually to more than 200 programs in neighborhoods across San Francisco.
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Expanded Learning Collaborative: Making the Most of K-12 Out of School Time Learning
The Expanded Learning Collaborative was formerly known as the San Francisco Afterschool for All. In 2005, Mayor Gavin Newsom and then Superintendent of Schools Gwen Chan made a pledge to support the creation of a citywide afterschool system that would address existing challenges and aim to provide “afterschool for all” elementary and middle school children. While the effort originally focused primarily on the afterschool needs of elementary and middle school youth citywide, now the effort also includes out of school time options for high school age youth and summer programming. The city, school district, parent and youth representatives, and other community partners have been working together to meet two main goals for k-12 youth, which are: increasing access to out of school time programs for all who want them and enhancing the quality of out of school time programs. The effort will continue to bring together stakeholders across the city to focus on the issues of increasing access to program options and enhancing program quality, and will continue to be led by DCYF and SFUSD.
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San Francisco Unified School District: Early Education Department (EED)
The EED (formerly known as the Child Development Program), established in 1943, is the largest provider of early education and after-school services for children in the City and County of San Francisco. The EED supports the SFUSD PreK-3rd Grade Initiative and supports families with students in Transitional Kindergarten through 5th Grade in the Out Of School Time Programs.
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ExCEL After School Programs
The ExCEL After School Programs mission is to create and sustain "safe havens" at public schools where students and community members can access expanded learning opportunities and integrated education, health, social service, and cultural programs in the out-of-school hours.
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