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 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:

Mary Swinford
Manager, Community Engagement & Supports