August Program Shares

Kudos to all of our programs as we continue to practice social distancing and use new ways to connect with our teams and our students. We hope that the information shared by the Columbus State Community College (ESL Afterschool Communities) at North Linden, Stiles and Prairie Norton Elementary schools helps to fuel your creativity and passion for continuing support of your youth and families via the 21st CCLC grant program. Please read below for more information about their work and accomplishments through August of 2020 in the Central Region of our state:

ESLAsC is unique in that most sites are located within the communities where participating students reside, eliminating transportation challenges. This also allows for more parent, family and community interaction and engagement. During Ohio’s ordered school-building closure for COVID-19, ESLAsC continues to serve immigrant and refugee students and their families remotely.


Fall 2019 data will be reported in the Ohio Department of Education’s internal 21APR database and sent via automation to the United States Department of Education. The data to be reported will reflect 21st CCLC activities between 9/4/19-1/18/20. Please refer to the 21st CCLC Timeline for information about training for the new system and dates for data entry.


As schools begin reopening for the school year, a group of 70 developers and researchers collaborated to produce a new series of “Guides to Education Technologies.”  These guides present information on government-supported education technology products that are ready now for in-class and remote learning.  All the resources are web-based and can be used on computers, tablets, or personal devices.  Many of the technologies personalize learning by adjusting the content to students as they go and provide information to educators to inform instruction.  The guides focus on the following areas: early learningmathscience and engineeringsocial studies, and special education.

Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP)

The US Department of Education has received questions relating to the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations through December 2020.

Based on Question 2 of the FAQs, after school meals that are a component of CACFP can continue. You can read more about this waiver at the link above.

We encourage you during this time to share with other programs your innovations and successes amidst Ohio’s ordered school-building closure for COVID-19.

If you would like to be featured on this blog, please email a brief description and any attachments/links to Tabitha Palmer, our 21st CCLC Data Coordinator, at by the 9th of each month.

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