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 afterschool practitioners/staff in specialized areas that help to 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 Engagement & Supports 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 engagement & supports, who will make the final decision to approve or deny the receipt of ELOs by the program.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Community Engagement & Supports