Our Afterschool Enrichment Program is for children in our 3, 4, and 5-year-old classes on the Weddington Campus. There are a variety of classes offered, and the instructors are our own preschool staff team members.
Registration for the first semester has closed and classes have started. Please check back for information regarding registration/class offerings for our second semester.
For those who are signed up for the first semester, you should have received an email confirmation from the afterschool coordinator, Ms Jenny Puckett.
Tuesday Classes: Start 9/27-End 12/13 (no classes 11/8, 11/22)
Wednesday Classes: Start 9/21-End 12/14 (no classes 10/5, 11/23 or 12/7)
Thursday Classes: Start 9/29-End 12/8 ( no classes 11/24)
If for some reason your child will NOT be participating in their afterschool class for that day and you plan to pick up in car line, please notify your child’s teacher of that change. You can also reach out to the preschool office. This will help keep our car line flowing smoothly.
Afterschool Enrichment Coordinator
Jenny Puckett: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afterschool Class Information
The Afterschool Enrichment classes are offered Tuesday-Thursday from 1:15 to 1:55 with the first semester beginning in September and ending in December. Different classes are offered on different days and children can register for one or multiple classes. The cost of each class is $85 and some classes have an additional supply fee.
Afterschool Class Descriptions and Information
Instructor: Ms. Jessica Parker
Offered: Thursday – 3’s
In this class, we will enjoy a variety of fun physical activities that focus on gross motor development in children. Through obstacle courses, songs, and games, we will work on children’s ability and stamina in areas of movement, balance, kicking, and throwing. This class will combine a mixture of both the new and the familiar, and children will receive lots of support with challenging motor activities. Children’s achievement of gross motor developmental milestones supports their future success in school and at home – making it possible for them to hold a pencil, sit on the floor at circle time, and take care of their own needs with increasing independence
Ms. Jessica is a 4’s teacher at WCP.
Instructor: Ms. Heather Hasemeyer
Offered: Wednesday – 4’s and Thursday – 3’s
Join Ms. Heather in a beginner’s dance class that will allow the students to develop dance fundamentals and structure. Along with building onto proper dance technique and classroom style expectations, the students will also follow a monthly themed curriculum that involves creative movement. Our movers will have a fun and explorative space to highlight their creativity that God blessed them with.
Ms. Heather is a 2’s assistant at WCP.
Instructor: Ms. Lisa Hojnowski
Offered: Tuesday – 4’s and Wednesday – 3’s
Join us for a Musical Adventure that will stimulate rhythm and tonal development while encouraging young imaginations to grow! In each jam-packed, high energy session class we’ll explore using our bodies as musical instruments, play on actual instruments including drums, tambourines, shakers, finger cymbals, triangles, and rhythm sticks and find fun and interesting ways to dance using props such as scarves, a super big stretch band, and the ever-popular parachute!! In the midst of all that fun, your child will enhance important social and developmental skills such as listening to instructions, sharing, and respecting others and perfecting essential fine and gross motor skills. Join us for this fun-filled, interactive musical experience that builds on your child’s natural enthusiasm of learning through music and movement!
Ms. Lisa is the 2’s Music Teacher at WCP.
Instructors: Ms. Ruth Clark & Ms. Linda Roberts
Supply Fee: $10
Does your child love to listen to stories? Favorite picture books will come alive in this class where we will use puppets, make crafts, sing songs, dance, cook, and have scavenger hunts. Each week all activities will be based on the book of the week.
Ms. Ruth is a 3’s teacher and Ms. Linda is a 4’s teacher at WCP.
Instructor: Ms. Lou Perreault
Supply Fee: $10
Tuesday – 4’s/TK
Students will be delighted and challenged to complete different Fairy Tale and Nursery Rhyme themed STEM activities! We will help characters from our favorite Nursery Rhymes and Fairy tales solve problems together through interactive games and hands on projects. We will help Jack find a new way down from the giant’s castle, design an elf trap to help the shoemaker, build a bridge to help the Gingerbread Man escape, and much more!
Ms. Lou is a 4’s teacher at WCP.
Instructor: Ms. Brooke Harman
Supply Fee: $5
Offered: Tuesday – 4’s/TK
Who’s ready for sensory fun? Sensory play encourages learning through exploration, problem solving, creativity, and curiosity! It helps build nerve connections while stimulating multiple senses at the same time. Building nerve connections in the brain’s pathways helps to lay a solid foundation for more complex learning tasks. Sensory play also aids in language development, while the physical act of scooping, sifting, and mixing strengthens fine and gross motor skills. Add in elements to sensory bins that encourage imaginary play and opportunities to play with others only enhances kids social and emotional skills. Each session will include a read aloud and a sensory bin to follow the book’s theme while still exploring a variety of other sensory materials. Let’s get our senses activated.
Ms. Brooke is a 4’s teacher at WCP.
Instructors: Ms. Jessica Parker
Supply Fee: $10
Offered: Tuesday – 3’s
In this class, we will explore different building materials as we work on our reasoning, communication, and fine motor skills. We will use pool noodles, play dough, and recycled materials, as well as Legos and unit blocks to solve a unique problem each week. Can you make the tallest skyscraper, the fastest roller coaster, or a boat that floats? Children in this class will be exposed to math concepts and vocabulary, while enjoying the freedom to create!
Ms. Jessica is a 4’s teacher at WCP.
Instructor: Ms. Jenny Puckett
Supply Cost: $10
Offered: Wednesday and Thursday – 4’s/TK
Every day, your child explores and discovers their world and how things work in new ways. They’re natural-born scientists, and science is all around them! This semester we will be participating in various scientific experiments, such as mixing baking soda and vinegar, making predictions, and observing what happens. Our goal is to excite the children about the world of science, using innovative, educational techniques.
Ms. Jenny is a 4’s teacher at WCP.
Instructor: Ms. Michelle Cachine
Supply Fee: $15
Offered: Tuesday and Thursday – 4’s/TK
Kids in the Kitchen is an exciting, interactive cooking class where your child will have the opportunity to create and test different recipes each week. We will learn to mix, measure, and pour while learning to eat a “rainbow of colors” to stay healthy. Your child will be exercising their math, science, and vocabulary skills, as well as learning to share and take turns, all while creating and trying yummy foods. Each week they will receive a copy of that week’s recipe so that they may show off their cooking skills at home for their families. **Due to the variety of foods that we will use in this class, we are unable to safely register children with food allergies. **
Ms. Michelle is a 3’s age level teacher at WCP.