ELO Program Resources


Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Resources

This section of our website offers key resources to support the implementation of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program.

Key Resources

Please check back regularly – CAN in partnership with other members of the System of Support for Expanded Learning and members of the Expanded Learning field will continue to add resources throughout the coming year.


Program Planning & Development

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) requires the development of a program plan by each  Local Educational Agency (LEA) that receives an ELO-P apportionment. The program plan needs to be approved by the LEA’s Governing Board in a public meeting and posted on the LEA’s website. 

The California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) has created a Program Plan Guide* to support LEAs to create their own Program Plans.


ELO-P Workforce

To provide high-quality Expanded Learning programs a high-quality workforce is essential. This section provides resources to support the recruitment and retention of high-quality staff


UPK/TK Programming in Expanded Learning

Play in TK Infographic

Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) planning and implementation in California has taken a collaborative approach. As part of this effort, the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) Early Education Division and Expanded Learning Division, in partnership with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), convened a small team in response to the growing need for ELO-P providers to serve California’s younger children as Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is fully implemented.