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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Introduction to 21st CCLC

Introduction to 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Introduction provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. Learn about program history, benefits and the importance of following the laws, regulations and guidance when planning, designing and sustaining your 21st CCLC program.

Implementation Strategies

After completing this section of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the process of applying for a 21st CCLC state request for proposal.
  • Identify the key strategies for planning and designing a high-quality 21st CCLC program.
  • Incorporate the key strategies and federal, state and local laws, regulations, and guidance into your 21st CCLC program plan and design.


Coaching My Staff

In this section of the course, you'll have the opportunity to complete a short survey on your knowledge around key components of the 21st CCLC program. From planning to designing to sustaining, you'll get guidance on where to find instruction, tools and resources to prepare for success!


In the Implementation Strategies section of this course, use the tool Introduction to 21st CCLC Implementation Planning Checklist to initiate your planning.

My Notebook

Introduction to 21st CCLC

The Notebook is a useful way to jot down notes as you go through the various topics available on the You For Youth website. If you'd like to use the notebook, please sign in if you already have an account or register now to join the Y4Y community!