The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO Program or ELO-P) is established beginning in fiscal year 2021–22 and provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) through sixth grade. Local educational agencies benefit from $1.75 billion dollars in FY21-22 with an anticipated growth to $5 billion dollars within 3-5 years.
“Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular schoolday and school year.
- CDE ELO-P Webpage - access key info including Program FAQ’s
- CDE ELO-P Program Plan Guide - produced to assist local educational agencies with planning for the ELO-P. All LEA’s must develop, adopt, and post a Program Plan.
- ELO-P Funding Details including LEA Apportionment amounts
- System of Support for Expanded Learning Contact Info
This webpage will continue to be updated with additional resources and information to support the development and implementation of ELO-Programs.
The California AfterSchool Network hosts interviews with Michael Funk, Division Director for the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division, to better help the field navigate the current state of Expanded Learning, including what guidance means for your programs. These chats include policy updates as well as interviews with partners elevating current topics and promising practices.
This section includes the Fireside Chat’s relevant to the new ELO-P.