About Academic Enrichment Activities
Learning Point Associates, under a grant from the C. S. Mott Foundation, has created the Academic Enrichment Project to help establish a framework for programs to plan their activities with intentionality. The project encourages program staff to incorporate high-quality components in their activities and to articulate the reasoning behind the activities they use. Designing activities with intentionality creates better, more focused programs for children and allows program staff to explain the value of the activities more fully to parents, administrators, and others.
The sections below describe what we mean by enrichment and explain what components should be present in a high-quality activity. We have also provided a staff development tool to help you begin a discussion with program staff about incorporating these concepts into your activities. In addition, you can submit an activity for consideration, provide us feedback, or send us a message with general questions or comments.