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Expanded Learning Opportunity Programs (ELOP)

Castro Valley Unified School District is pleased to announce expanded learning opportunities to all TK-8th grade students for the 2023/2024 School year.
Currently, the Expanded Learning Opportunity Program in CVUSD is provided through a partnership with PlayCV (Programs Learning and Activities for Youth in Castro Valley). Academic support, enrichment and connections for students beyond the regular school day are the primary goals of the Expanded Learning Opportunities Programs in CVUSD. “Expanded learning” means after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. 

For the 2023-2024 school year, PlayCV will be at ALL nine elementary school sites as well as both middle schools.  A healthy snack, education, literacy, and enrichment elements are all part of the program.
The Full PLAY program is available at all Castro Valley elementary and middle school sites, running five days a week throughout the school year. The program begins at the last bell and offers a late pick-up time of 6:00 PM. It is also offered with a latest pick-up time of 4:30 PM. An alternative schedule is followed on minimum days, with an earlier start time but the same pick-up times. The program does not operate on holidays or staff development days unless specified otherwise.
To enroll, visit:  For additional information about PlayCV ELOP programs (The FULL P.L.A.Y.), visit PlayCV

Fee is waived for students who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals, are experiencing housing instability, or are foster youth. Complete an application here. Currently enrolled students may apply for the current 2023/2024 school year.  If you are having issues with your application, please send an email to: [email protected] 
The 2024/2025 Meal Application is not yet open. We will update this webpage once it is open for new students to the district and for the 2024/2025 school year. 

Contact PlayCV

Mailing Address


20665 Santa Maria Avenue

Castro Valley, CA 94546

Office Hours

By appointment​.

Phone & Text

(510) 900-4220

English & Español

Site Contacts

(Call/Text during program hours only,

to report absences or pickups)

School Site
Call / Text
Castro Valley Elementary School
(510) 900-3509
Chabot Elementary School
(510) 900-8656
Creekside Middle School
(510) 900-0585
Independent Elementary School
(510) 900-8696
Jensen Ranch Elementary School
(510) 900-8740
Marshall Elementary School
(510) 900-8775
Palomares Elementary School
(510) 900-8780
Proctor Elementary School
(510) 900-8814
Stanton Elementary School
(510) 900-8065
Vannoy Elementary School
(510) 900-3147
Canyon Middle School
(510) 900-4134