Late Spring 2014 MASEP Calendar (Starts March 31st) – Register Today!

Download Late Spring MASEP Calendar / Brochure (PDF)


Madera Families,

Register now for the next MASEP (Madera After School Enrichment Program) session in person at the El Cerrito Community Center, or Register online.

Please enroll soonest possible… we want all the classes “green lighted” for the session (to remain open, classes need to meet minimum enrollment no later than 3 days business before class start). Registration will “open to the rest of the public” on March 24th.  (At that point anyone can register, homeschoolers, kids in nearby schools, etc.)

The Recreation Center including Vivian Brandt, Community Services Supervisor, are introducing some new classes and keeping favorite ones whenever possible.  Vivian’s brought a lot of innovation and operational skill to MASEP…we are very grateful.

We know the first week’s always a bit of an adjustment as staff, children and instructors learn new routines.  Please help out if you’re at school during the transition from class dismissal to after school activities…the Recreation Center staff and children will be grateful for support.

We hope children (and their families) will take a close look at the new offerings and consider these opportunities for learning and trying something new, in the sciences, in the arts, in sports, and more.  [We work closely with the instructors to provide fun and enriching experiences for *girls and boys* of all ages.]

For questions about MASEP class availability, or to enroll, contact:
El Cerrito’s Recreation Department
7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Ph: (510) 559-7000
Fx: (510) 528-9413
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
[Online registration @]

General Information:
— Low enrollments risk class cancellation
— Kid’s grade outside the class suggestion? Ask the recreation center, some instructors will take younger (or older) students
— No MASEP classes on minimum days
— Transportation:  You will notice a uniform transport fee applicable to all benefitting from this service.  The shuttle service allows for incorporating classes that often require specialize equipment (mats, dance floors, etc.)  The fee goes toward hiring the licensed driver (requires a certain license to drive the larger van). The Recreation Center covers the costs of the vehicles (maintenance, etc.)

Contact the recreation center (info. above) for your child(ren) to join:

  • AAA Sports Clinic
  • Art Exploration
  • Fencing
  • Fine Arts Studio
  • Guitar (FYI Instructor mentions “Berkeley Wind” sells low-cost guitars suitable for children )
  • Green Engineering: Play-Well Technologies (new class)
  • Improv Games
  • Karate
  • Keyboard
  • Lego Robotics (two levels)
  • Mad Science: Crazy Chemworks (new topic!)
  • Mixed Media Art
  • Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
  • Skyhawks Basketball (new class)
  • Soccer (new class)
  • Spring Forward with Clay
  • Story Dancing
  • Tennis (it’s back!)
  • Video Game Design (new class)
  • Violin (now 2 classes/levels up to grade 6) Violin rentals from Mr. Phan @ Amari Music (510) 524-2787
  • Young Chefs
  • Zumba Kids (new class)

Why consider MASEP?
— Classes are nearly all onsite at Madera, immediately following class dismissal. (This saves families transportation time and cost. Hopefully, This also helps with keeping evening and weekend schedules less hectic.)
— Children enjoy and appreciate sharing and learning with their Madera classmates and other friends.
— Convenient option for children to explore new ideas, skills and expand horizons.  If your child is interested but a bit hesitant, try enrolling him/her with a good friend!  [Some classes are perfect for pairing and teamwork (different ages, girls, boys, etc.), for example, in “Lego Robotics”]

Got ideas for MASEP?
We’re eager to hear from families as well as teachers with ideas/activities/classes/courses to pursue for Madera student enrichment classes.

MASEP Parents’ Group (we welcome new members!)