Quality After School Programs


Quality After School Programs

The new and improved, second version of the California Afterschool Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool (QSA) and User's Guide have recently been finalized with extensive input from the California after school field.  The assessment and guide were developed through a collaboration between the California After School Network and the After School Programs Office at the California Department of Education (CDE). 

The purpose of the QSA is for after school stakeholders (Site Coordinators, Program Leaders, Lead Teachers, etc.) to self-assess their programs and use their assessments to make plans for program improvement. 

Towards these ends, ExCEL has aligned our professional development opportunities for the 09-10 school year with the sections of the QSA.  If you haven’t already, complete the QSA at your program, create an action plan, and see the results!  

  • September
    Section 5: Program Environment and Safety
  • October
    Section 6: Youth Development
  • November
    Section 4:  Alignment and Linkages with the School Day
  • December
    Section 8:  Family Involvement
  • January
    Section 10:  Promoting Diversity, Access, Equity, and Inclusion
  • February
    Section 7:  Staff Recruitment and Professional Development
  • April
    Sections 2 and 3:  Program Administration and Finance; and Community Partnerships and Collaboration
  • May
    Section 1:  Program Design and Assessment


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  Student, Family and Community Support DepartmentSan Francisco Unified School District