The FELP Experience

These are the many activities that take place everyday at each of our expanded learning programs. When you join the Fontana's Expanded Learning Program you will experience Leadership Development, Active and Engaged Learning, Skill Building, and Healthy Living resources.  

*Some activities vary by site.

Leadership Development


It's time to sign in and let the fun begin. Fontana Expanded Learning Program team members will greet students and announce scheduled activities and programs for the day ahead. Minute-To-Win-It games are played to kick start the program.

Junior Staff

Junior Staff emphasizes perseverance, decision making, confident communication, project planning skills, mentorship, and teamwork. It engages young people through positive relationships, cultural exposure, and educational programming by providing opportunities to develop leadership skills.

Group of junior staff


Sign-out: Parents/Authorized persons show valid identification each time they pick up students. Reflection and Debrief: Students express their confirmations, tweaks and “aha” moments of the day. Students choose how they will apply the day’s lessons to their lives at home and at school.


An organized group of students serving as a committee. This group plans, markets, and presents special events by brain storming, researching, and implementing the activities.

Parent signing out her children
Committee of Students in Yellow Shirts

Active and Engaged Learning

Cultural Arts

Students are able to expand their experiences while exploring what literature and VAPA (visual and performing arts) can provide.


Students participate in STEM activities that consist of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

3 Boys Holding up their Artwork
3 Students Participating in S.T.E.M.

Project-Based & Problem-Based Learning

Through a dynamic classroom approach, students explore real world challenges to investigate complex questions of the 21st century. Students identify solutions that focus on meeting the needs of their community as well as improving their problem solving, collaboration skills, and overall attitude towards learning.

Three students working together on a project
Students working together

Skill Building

Homework Assistance

Homework assistance is when students shine. Students are given 10 minutes at the beginning of homework time to work unassisted and put their minds to the test. This time is called "10 minutes of success". This challenge helps develop their problem solving skills.

Disguised Learning

We never let the opportunity pass that is not a learning one. Students participate in disguised learning activities including sports, games, crafts, clubs, etc. We make learning fun.

Teacher Helping 3 Students with Homework
group of students cheering


The Fontana Expanded Learning Program staff has an innovated approach to integrate 21st century technology to the learning environment with mathematical support, computer, and software skills. Our aim is to teach students early about the new and revolutionary technology that is surrounding the students today. FELP wants to prepare our students for the rapidly growing field and ensure they are knowledgeable to be successful in their future.

student with his science project
Children Learning How to Use Computer Technology

Healthy Living

Physical Education

Physical Education is a time during the day for the children to enjoy physical activities with other students that they might not get a chance to enjoy on a daily basis. The Fontana Expanded Learning Program utilizes SPARK and CATCH activities as the P.E. component. In addition to SPARK and CATCH activities, there are clubs, field days, and intramural sports.


Supper is essential for a student's growing body and mind. During supper, students can socialize while getting the proper nutrition for students who have extra curricular activities after the program. This helps them keep going throughout the day. Students' supper includes: vegetables, fruits, and proteins. 

students playing soccer
2 Children Eating Supper