Sunday, September 27, 2020

Technical Assistance for Program Effectiveness

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The California Department of Education contracts technical assistance support services for publically funded After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) to a local County Office of Education (COE) in each of the state's eleven service regions. Each region, containing multiple counties, is designated by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA). The Regional Lead serves as the local primary contact for technical assistance and is responsible for providing a range of needs-driven support to before and after school grantees.

In 2009, the Technical Assistance for Program Effectiveness (TAPE) Collaborative formed out of a common passion to increase the effectiveness of technical assistance service delivery to the after school field. The TAPE Collaborative includes the Regional Leads from: Region 3 - Sacramento COE, Region 5 - Monterey COE, Region 10 - San Bernardino COE, and Region 11 - Los Angeles COE.

Funded by ASAPconnect, with support from The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the TAPE Collaborative pooled its resources to create products that help inform our work. Whether you are a Regional Lead Team Member, CDE staff, outside TA provider, or even a program practitioner, we hope these tools and documents will help inform your work as it has ours!

  • On-line Bridge Matrix - a synthesis of all documents, legislation, and tools pertaining to ASES, 21st CCLC, and high school ASSETs programs
  • California Core Competencies for Before/After School Professionals - a comprehensive list of skills/knowledge and associated levels required for Grant Managers, Program Directors, Site Coordinators, and Frontline Staff

The work of the Technical Assistance for Program Effectiveness (TAPE) Collaborative on this Bridge Matrix was funded by ASAPconnect, with support from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Major funding was also provided by the Regional After School Technical Assistance Units from Los Angeles, Monterey, Sacramento, and San Bernardino County Offices of Education.
The work of the TAPE Collaborative is currently continuing with funding from the California Department of Education, After School Program Office.

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