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Expanded Learning Opportunities Programs (ELOP)

Expanded Learning Opportunities Programs (ELOP)

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) grant provides funding for eligible TK-6th grade students to receive before and after school child care at no cost to families. Creating a safe and enriching place for children of working families to attend. In addition to the school year, the ELOP grant includes 30 non-instructional days and additional summer school programs. Here are some of the enrichment activities that ELOP offers: Homework Assistance provided by CUSD teachers, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons led by CUSD counselors, Dance, Drama, Sports, Chess, Origami and our upcoming Ukulele Club!
"Expanded Learning" means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular schoolday and school year.
ELOP Eligibility

ELOP Eligibility

Eligible families have been invited to participate in our ELOP childcare programs. CUSD partners with the YMCA , the Boys & Girls Clubs and Strategic Kids at Shorecliffs to provide child care at no cost to ELOP families. To be eligible for ELOP one of the following criteria must be met:
  • English Language Learner
  • Free/Reduced Lunch based on income
  • McKinney Vento Homeless Program
  • Foster Youth Program
For additional information please contact:
Beth Ewing
Director II, Expanded Learning
(949) 234-9227
Alma Volk
Bilingual Intermediate Office Assistant
(949) 234-9248

CUSD Board Approved ELOP Plan

CUSD Board Approved Expanded Learning Opportunities Plan 8/17/22

YMCA 30 Additional Day Calendars

B&G Clubs of Capistrano Valley 30 Additional Day Calendars

B&G Club of South Coast Area 30 Additional Day Calendars

Strategic Kids @Shorecliffs 30 Additional Day Calendars

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ELOP Partner Links 

ELOP Partner Links 

Upni Kaur, YMCA Senior Program Specialist
(949) 542-3903,
YMCA Website



Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley

Nicole Watson, Associate Executive Director 

(949) 240-7898,


Gabriella Littlejohn, Area Director

(949) 240-7898,



Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area

Terry Hughes, CEO

(949) 484-0198,


Heidi Adams, Office Manager

(949) 492-0376




Strategic Kids

Adam Brody, CEO

(949) 348-2892,



Dance Discovery Foundation

Jena Minnick-Bull, President

(949) 306-1210,






Beth Ewing, Director II, Expanded Learning
(949) 234-9227,




Alma Volk, Bilingual Intermediate Office Assistant
(949) 234-9248.