• Region IV
    Expanded Learning Programs

    The Region 4 Expanded Learning Programs Team provides technical assistance for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) programs and the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO Program) throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Solano Counties.

    California's Expanded Learning programs are an integral part of young people's education, engaging them in year-round learning opportunities that prepare them for college, career, and life. The Region 4 System of Support for Expanded Learning Team provides training, coaching, mentoring, resource brokering and ongoing support for expanded learning grantees throughout region 4 counties. 

    Please complete this FORM to be added to our local region 4 e-blast for local expanded learning updates emailed to your inbox. If you are located in another region outside of region 4, please visit the CA Department of Education System of Support for Expanded Learning Contacts webpage to locate your regional lead for resources in your local area.

    California Region Map

Region 4 Expanded Learning STEAM Institute

  • Region 4 Expanded Learning Network Professional Development 

    The intended audience for our expanded learning professional development offerings on this site are the "After School Education and Safety” (ASES) and “21st Century Community Learning Center" (CCLC) grantees and LEAs who receive an Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) apportionment throughout region 4 counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Solano Counties).

    Region 4 Expanded Learning Programs Network Meetings - Join expanded learning grant managers and partners in staying abreast of state and local updates. Network with peers and share promising practices to build high-quality programs. Registration


    Expanded Learning STEAM Discovery Institute

     

    Region 4 Expanded Learning Programs 2023-24

    STEAM Hub Community of Practice Registration

    * You must register in advance for all professional development offerings and a virtual link will be provided to you by email.

  • Resources 

    • The California AfterSchool Network hosts interviews with Michael Funk, Division Director for the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division, to better help the field navigate the current state of Expanded Learning, including what guidance means for your programs. These chats include policy updates as well as interviews with partners elevating current topics and promising practices.
      View Fireside Chats here.
    • California AfterSchool Network - The Mission of the California Afterschool Network is to provide professionals, advocates, and community members the tools and resources necessary to build high-quality out-of-school time programs in California.
    • After School Education and Safety Program - The purpose of the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is to create incentives for establishing locally-driven Expanded Learning programs, including after school programs that partner with public schools and communities to provide academic and literacy support, and safe, constructive alternatives for youth. The ASES Program involves collaboration among parents, youth, and representatives from schools, governmental agencies, individuals from community-based organizations, and the private sector. 
    • California Department of Education Expanded Learning webpage
    • Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) - CDE general information regarding the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program derived from Assembly Bill 130.
    • Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant (ELO-G) - CDE information on In-Person Instruction Grants and Expanded Learning Opportunities Grants established by AB 86. 
  • akilah byrd   Akilah Byrd, M.Ed.
    Director,
    Expanded Learning Programs
    (510) 670-4139
    abyrd@acoe.org
    shamia sandles   Shamia Sandles
    Program Director,
    Expanded Learning Programs
    (ASES/21st CCLC Programs) 
    (510) 670-4143
    shamias@acoe.org
    Lorena Morales-Ellis

    Lorena Morales-Ellis
    Program Director,
    Expanded Learning Programs
    (ELO Programs)  
    (510) 670-4285
    lmoralesellis@acoe.org

    monica dennis   Monica Dennis
    Program Manager,
    STEAM & Expanded Learning Programs
    (510) 670-4148
    mdennis@acoe.org
    frexddie hendrix   Freddie Hendrix
    Administrative Assistant
    (510) 670-4175
    fhendrix@acoe.org


    CDE Staff

    Vacant
    Education Programs Consultant

    Emily Romine
    Fiscal Analyst
    916-319-0290
    eromine@cde.ca.gov