The After School Advantage Program is a service of the National Enrichment Teachers Association, Inc.

13428 Maxella Ave #436, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292    phone (310) 827-8827    fax (310) 827-1310



“…The Enrichment Teacher’s Companion is a great resource for prospective teachers…It would be great if all enrichment teachers were this well prepared.”

                                                Dr. Janice Schultz, Ed.D.
                                                Asst. Superintendent,
                                                Torrance Unified School District


“…The Enrichment Teacher’s Companion gives sage advice on establishing and maintaining high standards of practice and professionalism.”

                                                Dr. Andrew Taylor, Ed.D.
                                                Assistant Headmaster,
                                                The John Thomas Dye School


“…there seems to be sensible logic in having enrichment teachers trained and issued background checks.  It’s good to know that organizations like yours aid our children in ways that supplement their schools.”

                                                Cindy Miscikowski
                                                Councilwoman, Eleventh District
                                                City of Los Angeles


“The Enrichment Teacher’s Companion…distills key points needed in understanding and building a successful career as an enrichment instructor.  This book contains vital information and sound advice…this book should be required reading for all agencies, school districts and companies who hire and train enrichment instructors.”

                                                Dr. Eva Marie Shivers, Ph.D.
                                                Psychology in Education
                                                University of Pittsburgh


“After reviewing the curriculum, I found that the training clearly ensures the safety of the children involved, and the quality of the teachers involved…”

                                                Joyce Aimee
                                                Los Angeles County Arts Commission


“…this note is in appreciation of the positive feedback our company had received because of your training.  We have hired many of the teachers you referred to us and found them to be well trained, diligent and professional.  Because of this, we retained your services to offer a group training to our entire staff…the heightened awareness regarding school codes, safety procedures and additional techniques for building classes has enabled our teachers to have more confidence in their work with children.”

                                                Stan Stitgen
                                                President, Noteworthy Learning Systems
                                                Los Angeles, California 


“From searching for employment to dealing with ethics and classroom management, this is an excellent read for anyone who is looking for an opportunity to share knowledge outside of the conventional educational structure.”

                                                Pamela Prather
                                                Lecturer in Acting
                                                Yale School of Drama


“The organization of the book allows information to be easily obtained by the reader who may be looking for specific information…the information is concise and straight to the point with good practical examples...”

                                                Barbara Johnson
                                                Cultural Arts Manager,
                                                City of Manhattan Beach



“On behalf of the children on the Medical/Surgical Unit of Children’s Hospital I wanted to thank you for the commitment of time and talent you have invested in them…you have lifted their spirits and brightened their hospital days…”

                                                Margie Wagner, M.Ed.
                                                Coordinator, Child Life Program
                                                Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles


“Thank you!  The opportunity to bring art programs to McKinley School is a godsend.  As funds get low, the State legislators choose to forego the art fields.  In a callous way it would have been a sound decision, if it resulted in educated children.  However, quite the opposite is true…it leaves the real process of education in the arts to organizations like yours.  On behalf of the students at the school, thank you, again."

                                                Nancy Cohen
                                                Principal, McKinley Elementary School
                                                Santa Monica, California


“As a school site administrator, I have worked with many outside vendors who provide after school enrichment classes.  Some would have benefited by having the preparation this manual provides.”

                                                Robin Toder
                                                Principal, Germain Street Elementary School
                                                Chatsworth, California


“…I liked the fact that safety and responsibility was emphasized throughout the book.”

                                                Donna Zero
                                                Principal, Van Gogh Street School


“…as Vice President of Enrichment for a Parent Faculty Organization of a primary school, I found The Enrichment Teacher’s Companion to be very enlightening…this book will greatly assist teachers, but is a must have guide for all Enrichment Chair’s desks…”

                                                Kisma Stepanich-Reidling
                                                Vice President of Enrichment
                                                Kaiser Schools, Parent Faculty Organization


“Thank you so much for your services…the instructors placed at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center have been most capable and well informed in the duties and responsibilities of their position.  I would not hesitate one moment to recommend your services to public and private agencies in the enrichment program field.”

                                     Chuck Cavoor
                                     Director, Ritchie Valens Recreation Center
                                     Pacoima, California


“As an enrichment coordinator, it answered questions I needed to learn the hard way by trial and error.  Thanks for collecting all of your experiences into a useful, working tool for enrichment instructors.”

                                                Jennifer Dithridge
                                                Enrichment Coordinator
                                                City of Santa Monica


“The Enrichment Teacher’s Companion included everything that a potential teacher should need to get started…I only wish I would have had this resource when I was teaching enrichment classes in my college days.”

                                                Liann Asmussen
                                                Recreation Coordinator
                                                City of Manhattan Beach




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