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. ASEP classes are generally geared for grades 1-6, but when possible there may be options for TK-K students.

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

School Year 2023-24 Session 2: Winter 2024

HASEP at Harding Elementary School

Session Two: Monday, 1/8-Thursday, 3/28

Online Registration: Wednesday, 12/13 at 9am

Click Here for the HASEP Session Two Packet

MASEP at Madera Elementary School

Session Two: Monday, 1/8-Thursday, 3/28

Online Registration: Thursday, 12/14 at 9am 

Click Here for the MASEP Session Two Packet

FASEP at Fairmont Elementary School

Session Two: Tuesday, 1/16-Thursday, 3/28

Online Registration: Thursday, 12/14 at 9am

Click Here for the FASEP Session Two Packet

Session 3: Spring 2024


HASEP at Harding Elementary School

Session Three: Monday, 4/8-Friday, 5/31

Online Registration: Thurs, 3/21 at 9am

HASEP Packet Coming Mid March

MASEP at Madera Elementary School

Session Three: Monday, 4/8-Friday, 5/31

Online Registration: Wed, 3/20 at 9am

MASEP Packet Coming Mid March

FASEP at Fairmont Elementary School

Session Three: Monday, 4/15-Friday, 5/31

Online Registration: Wed, 3/27 at 9am

FASEP Packet Coming Mid March

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

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

ASEP Procedures

  • A welcome email will be sent to enrolled families the week prior to the start of the session with general information and important reminders. 
  • Check-in: Aftercare students will check-in with Aftercare teachers prior to their ASEP class. Aftercare teachers will bring them to ASEP. All other students will check-in directly with the class instructor at the class location noted on the calendar. City staff will also be onsite the first week to help students find their classes. 
  • Pick-Up: Students in Aftercare will be picked-up from HASEP by Aftercare staff. Students not in Aftercare must be picked up by a parent/guardian or "authorized pick up" as indicated on your account. Pick-up must happen right at the class end time, or a late fee will be charged. 
    1. Students may sign out themselves without an adult only if they have provided the instructor with a signed Permission to Sign Out form (please give completed forms directly to the class instructor).  A form is required for each class, each session
  • Class Cancellations: Unfortunately rain, smoke/poor air, or instructor illness are all a possibility throughout the sessions. Rainout/inclement weather determinations are typically made around noon on the class date, and if a cancellation is deemed necessary parents will be notified via email around that time. If an instructor is unexpectedly ill or has an emergency and class is cancelled for the day, families will be notified as soon as possible. For any of these cancellation reasons, every effort will be made to make up the time. If make-up time is not possible, families will receive a credit on their account which will be applied toward the end of the session all at once. Families must have back-up after school arrangements/plans should a class be cancelled. 
    1. Our registration site now offers the option to opt into text messaging. Messages will only be sent in urgent/time sensitive situations such as cancellations. We encourage you to subscribe to alerts at Click on "My Account" in the top right corner and select  "Text Opt In/Out" (under "Update") and follow prompts on the screen. You must "Opt In" online to receive text notifications.
  • Students are required to stay home if exhibiting any signs of illness or fever. If a student did not attend school due to illness, they may not attend their MASEP class.
  • If applicable, Materials Fees must be paid directly to the MASEP course instructor by the first day of class.  Failure to pay materials fees by the 3rd class may result in dismissal from class with no refund of the paid course fee. Your registration receipt will contain information on paying the Materials Fee.


Online Registration

Click here for Online 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 payable to the class instructor. 


Registration will be open for all at the same time and is first come, first served. All classes have varying minimum and maximum enrollment sizes. Classes may be subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not fulfilled. You will receive a full refund if a class is cancelled due to low enrollment. A waitlist will be maintained for classes that fill to their maximum enrollment. There is no charge to be added to a class waitlist. If a space becomes available, waitlist families will be contacted by the Recreation Department.


During the online registration process, all registrants will be asked to agree to the MASEP Policy Statement and Waiver. Please review these policies carefully, as they contain important information on sign-in and pick-up, materials fees, refunds, inclement weather procedures and more.


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, 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 or (510) 559-7000. Please note the office is closed Fridays, so email messages are best on this day.