Expanded Learning, Workshops, and Assemblies

Expanded Learning opportunities are before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences.

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides the funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for kindergarten through eighth grade.

We provide in-class electives, assemblies, workshops, lunchtime programs, and more! Let our highly trained staff help alleviate any staffing needs during the day!

Extended Care with PAE

Pace Program

When you need care for your students outside of the regular school day, PAE is there. Our mission is to provide high-quality enrichment, academic support, and social-emotional youth programs to children of all income levels, PreK-8th grade.

Extended Day Includes:

  • Homework completion, study hall, small-group tutoring
  • Parker-Anderson Enrichment Classes
  • Experienced, engaging staff that are passionate about building relationships with kids
  • CPR/First Aid Certified Site Leaders
  • Personalized, whole-child support
  • Safety procedures and check-in/out methods aligned with school protocol
  • Social-emotional learning, teambuilding, arts, games, and fun
Pace Program

Core Values: Honesty, Adaptability, Delight

We believe that relationship-building is the heart of a successful youth program. Our methods are:

  • Individualized attention to kids' interests, academics, and social needs.
  • Ongoing professional development & coaching for our instructors, including director site visits.
  • Unrivaled communication and customer service for families and school staff.

Customized for your School

We can craft a program based on your school’s needs and schedule – whether that’s care before and after school, or hosting spelling bees and science fairs aligned to your school calendar! We strive to incorporate service projects focused on improving the world, starting within your own school, and surrounding community.

Workshops, Electives, Assemblies and Career Exploration

Workshops & Field Trips

These STEAM-focused, 1-hour workshops and “in-class” field trips bring your textbooks to life! Led by engaging, high-quality instructors, workshops are aligned to K-8 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and adaptable for all grades. Topics include Gemology Rocks, 21st Century Rocketeers, A-MAZE-ing STEM Challenge, Inventor's Workshop, STEAM Machines, Animator's Workshop, Coding Wizards, MatheMagic, and VR Builders.

Electives and Specialty Classes

Have a hard time finding that perfect, expert instructor to teach one period of a unique subject? We have you covered! You can choose any of our course offerings to use in place of your typical elective class schedule. We will partner with you to make sure we are addressing any state standards for the grade levels involved. These are held On-Site or virtually; so that you can benefit from one of our expert instructors and their extensive subject-matter knowledge, no matter where your school is located!

All-School Student Assemblies

Our dynamic and knowledgeable staff leads a group of students through engaging activities and demonstrations that bring the "wow" factor to a topic of your choice. Assemblies can be modified for each grade level or customized for the whole school population. We provide several themed, no-cost assemblies to schools already offering Parker-Anderson programs.


Career Technical Education

Parker-Anderson provides a variety of engaging and educational workshops that expose students to a wide array of career paths, vocations, and professional opportunities. We provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful members of society by exploring creative innovations in the following professions:

  • App Developers & Coders
  • Architects & Designers
  • Artificial Intelligence & VR
  • Artists & Animators
  • Astronomers
  • Athletes & Dancers
  • Chemists
  • Detectives & Police Officers
  • Doctors & Nurses
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Fashion Designers & Jewelry Makers
  • Foreign Language Interpreters
  • Inventors
  • Lawyers and Judges
  • Marine & Wildlife Biologists
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Paleontologists
  • Professional Cooks/Culinary Arts
  • And many more