After-School Enrichment Program

The City of El Cerrito works in partnership with local PTAs, parent volunteers and school representatives to provide After-School Enrichment Programs (ASEP's) at Harding, Madera, and Fairmont Elementary Schools. The Recreation Department connects professional instructors and coaches to host a variety of classes held conveniently after school on the elementary school campuses. The goal is to provide students the opportunity to discover and develop passions in athletics, art, science, technology, chess, music and more. Classes vary by school and session.

For more detail on the After-School Enrichment Program, check out our ASEP FAQ.

School Year 2022-23
HASEP at Harding Elementary, MASEP at Madera Elementary, FASEP at Fairmont Elementary are back on school campuses for the 22-23 school year. Each program will be run in three sessions over the course of the school year.

Session 2: Winter 2023 


HASEP at Harding Elementary School

Session Two: Mon, 1/9-Thurs, 3/30

Online Registration: Thurs, 12/15 at 9am

Click here for the HASEP Session Two Schedule & Information Packet


MASEP at Madera Elementary School

Session Two: Mon, 1/9-Thurs, 3/30

Online Registration: Thurs, 12/15 at 9am

Click here for the MASEP Session Two Schedule & Information Packet


FASEP at Fairmont Elementary School

Session Two: Tues, 1/17-Thurs, 3/30

Online Registration: Wed, 1/4 at 9am

Click here for the FASEP Session Two Schedule & Information Packet

Session 3: Spring 2023

FASEP at Fairmont Elementary School

Session Three: Monday, 4/10 - Friday, 6/2

Online Registration: Wednesday, 3/22 at 9am

Click here for the FASEP Session Three Schedule & Information Packet


MASEP at Madera Elementary School

Session Three: Monday, 4/10 - Friday, 6/2

Online Registration: Wednesday, 3/22 at 9am

Click here for the MASEP Session Three Schedule & Information Packet


HASEP at Harding Elementary School

Session Three: Monday, 4/10 - Friday, 6/2

Online Registration: Thursday, 3/23 at 9am

Click here for the HASEP Session Three Schedule & Information Packet 



a note about ASEP's

While After School Enrichment Classes provide a safe, convenient activity following students' school day, please note they are not meant to serve as childcare. Classes are subject to cancellation due to instructor illness or emergency, inclement weather, poor air quality, or other unforeseen circumstances. Please be sure to read the program packet for how such situations are handled. After School Childcare is offered at each school, but is a separate program from the ASEP's. For more detail on the Childcare program, visit www.el-cerrito.org/childcare

HAVE A SKILL TO SHARE?
The Recreation Department is looking to offer more classes for our community to enjoy. In order to do so, we need instructors! An instructor can be anyone who has a hobby that they wish to share with others, a business owner who wants to highlight an area of their expertise, or someone who already teaches classes and wants to expand their offerings to reach the El Cerrito community. To learn more about being a contract instructor, click here. To request a Course Proposal form, email Recreation Supervisor Taylor Melton at tmelton@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

Online registration

Click here for Online Registration. Fees are due at the time of registration. If your ASEP class has a materials fee, that fee is NOT included in the online registration fee, and must be paid separately directly to the instructor by the first class. Materials Fees should be paid by check and made payabe to the class instructor. 


Tips for Online Registration:

  • Register Early! Some of our more popular classes will fill up within the first few minutes of registration. Once logged into www.el-cerrito.org/onlinereg, click the box labeled “ASEP.”
  • On the next screen, find the search filters on the left side of the screen. To view ASEP classes for your school specifically, click “Subtype”, select your school, and click search.
  • All ASEP classes for your school will appear on the screen. Click on the Activity you would like to register for, and check the box next to the class title and information. You can do this for all classes that you would like to register for
  • A box will appear at the bottom of the screen. Click “Add to Cart.” Select the participant that will be attending the program, review and agree to the waiver, and proceed to the shopping cart.


Questions about HASEP, MASEP, or FASEP? 

Contact the Recreation Department at recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 559-7000.

Please note the office is closed Fridays, so email messages are best on this day.