Expanded Ed Schools

Expanded Ed Schools is a local and national advocacy organization that supports a number of strategic initiatives aimed at bringing schools and communities together to expand the school day, “because every student deserves a great public education.”  They have been at the forefront of ExpandEd Learning Time which seeks to show youth development providers and policymakers how to develop sustainable, high-quality after-school, summer and expanded learning opportunities.  Expanded Ed Schools also founded the New York After-School Network (NYSAN) which operates Pathfinder, a web-based jobsite for youth workers.

Expanded Ed Schools leads a professional development program entitled Coaching and Observing for Quality, which is a six-month program that focuses on improving program quality. Participants gain new tools and strategies for observing and assessing the quality of after-school activities across their program sites.  The information they collect is used to provide concrete feedback to front line staff and enhance the participants’ supervision skills.  Expanded Ed Schools is also the consultant that provides training to DYCD providers on DYCD Online, which is DYCD’s database for youth programs.

Services: Training, on-site coaching, and curriculum development

Sample of Training Topics:

  • Coaching and Observing for Quality
  • Poetry in Middle School
  • Supporting Socio-Emotional Development Through Literacy

Content Areas: Literacy, Life Science, Technology/Computer Science, DYCD Online

Katie Brohawn
1440 Broadway, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10018
tel. (646) 943-8790



DYCD Capacity Building Unit Contact:
Candace Reyes-Dandrea, Deputy Director, Capacity Building