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DCYF Training and Coaching Resources

The ELC's Technical Assistance Project is currently on for fiscal year 2015-16. In its place, the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families is offering training and coaching opportunities to the field and their grantees. Please check out the DCYF website for more information including an up-to-date training calendar and how to access coaching: http://dcyf.org/index.aspx?page=165.

Save the Date for the 2015-16 School Year Kickoff Conference!

Save the date for the 2015 ELC School Year Kickoff Conference! Measuring Your Growth and Mapping Your Journey: Continuous Program Quality Improvement August 6th and 7th, 2015 City College of San Francisco 50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112 More info to come over summer.

Watch the 2015 Shine SF performances!

This year's Shine SF event saw performances from 17 expanded learning programs across San Francisco. The acts on display demonstrated the great diversity of programs across the city, from capoiera, to ribbon dancing, to sign language, live bands, breakdancing, cultural dances, and more! The night was an amazing opportunity for youth to show off what they learned this year and SHINE in the spotlight. Missed this year's Shine SF event? Never fear, we have footage of ALL performances! Watch the video below to re-visit the night.

Register for this week’s Summer Matters conference!

Please join us at the 2015 Summer Matters Program Staff Conference this Friday, May 8! This FREE conference will give you the opportunity to redefine summer with activities that are meaningful, support mastery and expand horizons. The goal of the conference is to empower you to provide the highest quality program possible. The 2015 Summer Matters Program Staff Conference is designed for site coordinators, line staff, and teachers in summer programs. It will host various Bay Area presenters with topics including: Common Core State Standards Integration, Program Spirit, Including Older Youth, Making Learning Active, Teaching Strategies, Communicating with Families, and Social-Emotional Learning. You can find more info and register here.

Summer Programs: Time to Start Planning Your Summer Learning Day Event!

Summer program providers: National Summer Learning Day will take place on Friday, June 19 - it's time to start planning your event! First step? Get to work on the Summer Learning Day Planning Checklist! After you've got your event plans ready to roll, be sure to register your event at this link. Registered events will be shared with the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, and other City officials. Want more info about National Summer Learning Day? Check this out, from the National Summer Learning Association:
Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to spread awareness about the importance of summer learning for our nation’s youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities all across the country. Summer learning programs:
  • Maintain and advance participants' academic and developmental growth
  • Support working families
  • Keep children safe and healthy
  • Send young people back to school ready to learn
Summer Learning Day is supported by elected officials and policymakers, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, universities, museums, libraries, and summer camps across the country. Whether you’re a community, summer program, school, or parent, there are many ways to celebrate Summer Learning Day!
If you have any questions about Summer Learning Day contact Heather Tufts, Senior Program Planner for OST/Nutrition at DCYF, at (415) 554-8958.
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