After School Division, California Department of Education

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About Us

The After School Division oversees state and federal grant funds for Expanded Learning Opportunities in California. 

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) refers to before and after school, summer, and intersession learning experiences that develop the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students. Expanded Learning Opportunities should be hands-on, engaging, student-centered, results-driven, involve community partners, and complement learning activities in the regular school day/year.

The California Vision for Expanded Learning:
"California's Expanded Learning programs are an integral part of young people's education, engaging them in year-round learning opportunities that prepare them for college, career, and life."

Learn more by reading "A Vision for Expanded Learning in California":