Afterschool Programs Keep Children Learning and Parents Working
How to support increased funding for afterschool programs this year.
Families Need Afterschool Programs
Parents with children in ASES programs were surveyed to learn what the program means to their family, with results demonstrating the critical importance of these programs.
PROTECT CALIFORNIA’S AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
This two-page fact sheet provides an overview for policymakers about the benefits of afterschool programs, the problem of insufficient funding, and the solution: an increase in ongoing state funding of $112.8 million with increases tied to the increasing minimum wage and cost of living.
ASES SURVEY SUMMARY
In December 2017, we asked after school providers to tell us the impact of the recent funding increase, as well as what will happen without additional funding to accommodate further increases in the state minimum wage and other program costs.
With 370 responses from ASES providers, representing more than 200 school districts across California, here are the results.
ASES FUNDING GAP CONTINUES TO GROW
The funding doesn’t add up: the minimum wage continues to rise, as does the cost of doing business, while ASES funding has remained relatively stagnant in comparison. This detailed three-page document breaks down the math and includes a sample program budget to demonstrate the deficit faced by individual programs.
Read all of our frequently asked questions.
WHY THE STATE SHOULD ACT
This one-page fact sheet explains why providing quality afterschool programs is the state’s responsibility, and why the local control funding formula (LCFF) is not the answer.