Spring 2020

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:

2020 South Dakota After School Care
    Alliance Leadership Retreat

    April 16-18, 2020
    Keystone, SD

Title Education Conference
    May 27-28
    Oacoma, SD

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century
    Community Learning Centers Grant
    Program 2020 Summer Symposium

    July 15-16, 2020
    Baltimore, MD

Reporting Deadlines:

The Spring Report template will be due to Alan Haarstad or Lauren Jahn by 5 p.m. CST on May 1, 2020. In your reports consider the following: professional development, community partners and sustainability plans, family-community engagement activities, academic alignment plans, and what is expected for summer programming. If you are unsure about a reporting piece, please contact your state coordinator for clarification instead of leaving a portion blank.

APR Reporting Deadline for Summer 2019 data is to be determined and we will notify you via e-mail of the date.

Give us your feedback

Email Alan Haarstad or Lauren Jahn your comments about this newsletter. Your comments will provide direction for future issues. Depending on the response we get from you, a social group might be created that will be specifically designed for 21st CCLC personnel o discuss issues concerning your programs.

       Alan Haarstad,
       SD Department of Education,
       (605) 773-5238

       Lauren Jahn,
       SD Department of Education,
       (605) 773-4693

Food Resources

Feeding the program’s students may seem like an ever-present challenge. The Child and Adult Care Food Program assists afterschool and summer programs with receiving reimbursements for meals and snacks provided. Mikayla Hardy with the CANS Department is a touchstone for questions and feedback regarding utilization of the Child and Adult Care Food Program and more. There are many combinations of meals and snacks that will best suit your program. Cooks and staff may also be paid through the Child and Adult Care Food Program. If interested in becoming a new sponsor for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, applications are open year-round, but it is discouraged to apply for a new participating agency between September 1 and October 1, because that coincides with the renewability factor of existing participants. By using this source instead of your 21CCLC funds, you will build the capacity of your out-of-school time program and move toward more sustainability and permanency. If students are food insecure during the summer, both families and staff may text “Summer Meals” at 97779 to identify meals that are open to youth ages 18 years and under, regardless of any 21CCLC or summer school attendance status. If you are interested in the food programs in your surrounding area, please contact your 21CCLC representative.


CATCH Curriculum

    Some of South Dakota’s 21CCLC grantees have successfully utilized CATCH: Coordinated Approach to Child Health. CATCH Kids Club meets the National Afterschool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. CATCH has a program called ‘My Breath’ which is the first evidence-based vaping prevention program.


South Dakota Afterschool Network Update

    The South Dakota Afterschool Network has obtained three Think-Make-Create trailers that afterschool programs may reserve and use.

Afterschool Network Trailer