The purpose of 21st Century Community Learning Center program is to establish or expand community-learning centers that provide out of school academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. 21st Century Community learning centers must also offer families of these students literacy and related educational development. Centers provide a range of high quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities. At the same time, centers help working parents by providing a safe environment for students during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session.
The sources listed below are resources for professional development for 21st CCLC programs. Subgrantees are required to attend the Nevada Afterschool Network's Annual Showcase in March as well as one other, EXTERNAL professional development that aims to improve 21st CCLC program quality and staff competencies. Professional Development documentation should be uploaded into the Cayen data system.
The sources listed below are the primary sources for regulations and guidance from the Federal government to state grantees and from state grantees to local subgrantee.
Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list of legislation, regulations and guidance.
The NDE 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation and Reporting