For OST Providers

What do Expanded Learning Opportunity (ELO) providers offer my program?
ELO providers offer out-of-school time programs a variety of rich, content-based activities,
 training, coaching, and other supports to help promote positive youth development and continuous learning.

Click here for a list of current ELO providers.

Is my Program Eligible?
To be eligible to receive expanded learning opportunities, 
afterschool programs must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be actively engaged in Prime Time's Quality Improvement System (QIS) for afterschool;
  • Be located in a Title 1 public school or be a community-based program in one of the following zip codes:
    33403, 33404, 33405, 33406, 33407, 33408, 33409, 33410, 33415, 33417, 33430, 33438, 33460, 33461, 33462, 33476, 33493, 33435
  • Any exception to the above needs pre-approval by Prime Time staff.

How do I Schedule an ELO for my Program?
If your program meets the eligibility requirements, you may schedule a session directly with the ELO provider.

If the site is not yet registered in Prime Time’s system, a request should be made that the OST program completes the “Organization Registration” form and forward it to Prime Time. Upon the receipt of this form, the Community Partnerships Manager will contact the program and schedule a site visit. The manager will determine the qualifications of the program, including, but not limited to:

  • Licensing status
  • Needs of the community
  • Average daily attendance
  • Staff-to-children ratio
  • “Feed” schools (if community or faith-based program)
  • Perceived understanding by program staff of the commitment/pro-active participation required to receive/effectively use ELOs
  • The community partnership status of the program/organization with Prime Time

The manager will then make a recommendation based on these findings to the director of community partnerships, who will make the final decision to approve or deny the receipt of ELOs by the program. 

For more information, please contact:

Mary Swinford, Community Partnerships Manager