Shelby County Schools

Extended Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)

(A support service of Shelby County Schools)


Supervisor of Child Care :
Mary Dugan, MBA: 416-0833

Shelby Oaks ELOP Mission Statement

The purpose of ourExtended Learning Opportunity program (ELOP) is to serve as a support service to the Shelby County Schools student’s, parents, and surrounding communities. 

Our center is an extension of the regular school day where emphasis is placed on learning through fun. Our program enriches the students through quality care and a safe environment. Our students will be given the opportunity to grow socially and emotionally as they interact with a diversity of school age children.

Our center strives to provide well structured and supervised programs that act as a educational catalysts for student learning. Our programs meet the cognitive, physical, and emotional needs of the children from various socio-economic backgrounds.

Who does this program serve?

Our ELOP program serves all students enrolled at Shelby Oaks Elementary from Pre-K to Fifth Grade. Students must be enrolled in the school and at least five years of age.

What hours does your program operate and what days is the program open?

Before Care 6:30am - 7:40am

*Students will not be allowed to enter after 7:40am

After Care 3:15 - 6:00pm

*Students must be picked up by 6:00pm

--There is a $1.00 per minute charge for any student not picked up by 6:00pm.

How much does the program cost per week?

$25.00 - Before Care Only

$40.00 - After Care Only

$50.00 Before and After Care (Sibling discounts will apply for aftercare students.)

Pick up and drop off will be in the cafeteria.

Does your program accept child care vouchers provided by the Department of Human Services?

Yes, our program has accepted childcare vouchers since 2002.

Is this program licensed through the State of Tennessee?

Our program has operated and been licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education sinceour inception in 1998.

Program Development

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in activities that have the following components:

* Literacy ( reading, writing, and oral communications)
* Math
* Cultural/Recreational (dance, art, music, individual and team sports)
* Self-enhancement ( conflict resolution, self-esteem, manners or other development activities)
* Snacks
* Time for peer interaction
* Physical fitness activities


Each staff member has an associates degree or higher from an accredited college or has met the NCLB requirements for employment. All staff members are trained in basic First Aid, CPR, and child abuse. Each staff member must complete required yearly training mandated by the State of Tennessee.


Our program is monitored by Shelby County School personnel at least four times a year to ensure compliance with state and federal laws as well as SCS standards.

If you are in need of further information please contact one of our ELOP site coordinators by calling


Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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