Madera After School Enrichment Program

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


Update 2/23/16

Session 3 Registration is now open. Classes include Cantonese, Cooking, Knitting, and more! Classes Begin the week of: Monday, March 7, 2016 Register online:…/caelcerritowt…/splash.html


Update 11/19/15


Winter MASEP Classes

Classes Start Nov 30, 2015 through Mar 4, 2016

Registration Opens 11/16/15 at 8:00 a.m.

We’re pleased to announce the Winter 15-16 MASEP Calendar (Madera Afterschool Enrichment Program).  The packets is available @ and will also be distributed in paper format.
New! For session 2, the MASEP program will expand to include before school morning offerings, 7:30am-8:20am.  We’ll have Mandarin M-Th and Morning Musical (Grades 4-5 M&W, Grades 1-3 Tu&Th).
Reminder: Starting with MASEP Session 2, sessions will be longer (10-11 weeks).  Longer sessions are more convenient for parents (fewer transitions and re-gigging of schedules). With more class time, instructors can provide a more focused curriculum and have more time to work with kids more individually. [The “per class” rates remain consistent; though you’ll notice each class overall cost will be higher due to more classes per session.  Transportation costs are calculated per class, so those will also be adjusted.]
Thank you also goes to Ms. Makela, the Madera staff and teachers who support MASEP’s goal of providing enriched learning and creative opportunities for Madera students.

We’re pleased to share the new Fall MASEP Calendar. Detailed information will be included in the blue folder and is available here: El Cerrito Rec Center MASEP Classes



UPDATE 9/30/15


Thank you also goes to Ms. Makela, the Madera staff and teachers who support MASEP’s goal of providing enriched learning and creative opportunities for Madera students.   With every nook and cranny of the school “packed to the brim”…it’s thanks to Madera teachers (and use of classroom space after school) that we continue to have many “Madera onsite” options.

Classes this session include; Cantonese, Tennis, Keyboard, Cartooning, and many more. Check out the full packet and schedule here:

Registration (through the Recreation Center) opens Aug 31st.
Classes start September 14th and run through November 23rd.

Online registration:  or at the EC Recreation Center at 7007 Moeser Ln.
Ph: (510) 559-7000

Know of other afterschool programs? Know of other afterschool/activity options available to Madera students (perhaps even transported)? If so, let us know. Besides these, any others you’d add?

 * Multi-School Band 5th/6th Grades ( Wed. eves, )

* Madera School Aged Childcare “Pre/Aftercare” ( )

* Martial Arts (4.5 years and up, transported, also during summer)

* TG Learning Center/Taekwondo


New Classes/Instructors? [Submit info. by 10/2 (or soonest!) to be considered for Session 2]

(Course Proposal Form)

We’re always looking for new and interesting topics for MASEP. Share the “Course Proposal Form” ( with anyone interested. Examples of topics we’re been recruiting for lately (no leads yet): Hip HopInstruments/Music (Recorder, Guitar, etc.), Musical TheatreSocial DanceYogaCooking. (For more detailed information, reach out directly to program manager, Vivian Brandt, )

Reminder: MASEP will happen in 3-sessions during the school year.

Session 2 (11/30/15-3/4/16) will have a 10-11 week session

Session 3 (3/7/16-5/27/16) will have an 11 week session

The goal of the change is make it more convenient for parents by reducing the number of times parents would have to register for classes and organize schedules. This also helps the Instructors provide a more focused curriculum and allowing more time for them to build those relationships and skills with your children. [The “per class” rates will remain consistent; though you’ll notice each class overall cost will be higher due to more classes per session.]


Also, please note: For Sessions 2 and 3 you will see an increase in Transportation Fees due to additional days (if applicable; $20 each for Session 2 and 3), Material Fees (if applicable; weeks of class = additional class fees).


MASEP Parents’ Group (we welcome new members!)

(the email address of the informal Madera parents’ group working collaboratively with the recreation center to enhance MASEP.)

Currently Active Members:

* Anna Basallaje,

* Crystal Nie,

* Georgina Edwards,

* Lauren Ari,

* Laureen Wong,

* Sachi Rastogi,

* Snow Ge,

Participation by others from time to time


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