Enrichment, Recreation and After School programs serve students of all ages, fostering the importance of lifelong learning and keeping physically and mentally active and engaged in community life. The only limit to program offerings is the imagination! Programs are kept local, conveniently scheduled, and affordable so all members of the community can participate. From music, dancing and sports, to tutoring, foreign languages and travel, the options are endless.
Professional dimensions include teaching and certification; coaching; building, grounds and recreational facilities management; food safety; fingerprinting and screening; scheduling and registration; licensing and regulations; community relations; special events and fundraising; crisis management; contractual, leasing and other legal issues; pricing and marketing; as well as staffing.
- Training and professional development as identified by leaders in the field,
- The Enrichment, Recreation and After School Advisory Group, an ongoing forum for education, enrichment and recreational professionals to exchange promising practices and find solutions to shared problems,
- Strong grassroots advocacy and a voice before state and national policy makers in pursuit of effective policy that addresses the unique lifelong learning and recreational needs of all age groups in our communities.
- Timely updates on national and state policy, program requirements, funding, research and partnership opportunities, and
- Opportunities to meet, interact with and become leaders in their field.
Enrichment/Recreation Education Advisory Group
The MACAE Enrichment/Recreation Education Advisory Group meets each month to discuss the latest issues of our members. All enrichment and recreation education practitioners are invited to join the discussions.
MACAE Legislative Platform - Enrichment & Recreation
MACAE 2011/12 Legislative Platform - Enrichment & Recreation
MACAE 2010/11 Legislative Platform - Enrichment & Recreation
2007 Legislative Platform - Enrichment & Recreation PDF Form
Links to Enrichment & Recreation Resources
Michigan Parks and Recreation Association
Brighton Community Education
Okemos Community Education
Saline Community Education