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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 second semester will begin Wednesday, January 4 and end Friday, January 13. A link to register will be sent by email and posted here. We have updated class offerings and descriptions below.

Click here to register for the Afterschool Enrichment Program

If you register successfully, you will receive an email confirmation from the afterschool coordinator.

Tuesday Classes: Start 1/24-End 4/25 (no classes 4/4 or 4/11)

Wednesday Classes: Start 1/25-End 4/26 (no classes 4/5 or 4/12)

Thursday Classes: Start 1/19-End 4/27 ( no classes 3/16, 4/6 or 4/13)

There will be no makeup days or partial tuition refunds in the event of inclement weather or unplanned closings. If more than one class is missed, we will try to reschedule that class if dates are available.

If 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: jpuckett@wcpreschool.com

Afterschool Class Information

The Afterschool Enrichment classes are offered Tuesday-Thursday from 1:15 to 1:55 with the second semester beginning in January and ending in April. Different classes are offered on different days and children can register for one or multiple classes. The cost of each class is $120 and some classes have an additional supply fee.

Afterschool Class Descriptions and Information

Instructor:  Ms. Heather Hasemeyer

Offered: Tuesday-3’s and Thursday-4’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. Sharon Sperling-3’s and Ms. Jessica Parker-4’s & TK

Supply Fee: $15

Offered: Tuesday-3’s and Thursday-4’s & TK

Your little one’s inner artist will come alive each week as they learn about a famous artist such as Monet, Van Gogh, Pollock, and Picasso just to name a few. We will take a look at some of their famous paintings and try out their techniques. This will be your child’s turn to create their very own masterpiece. By the end of the spring session, your little artist will have completed his/her portfolio to bring home. (Watch out, we may get MESSY!)

Ms. Sharon is a 3’s asst. and Ms. Jessica is a 4’s teacher at WCP.

Instructor: Ms. Lisa Hojnowski

Offered: Tuesday/Thursday – 3’s and Wednesday – 4’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. Stephanie Donovan

Offered: Wednesday-3’s

Come jump, jiggle, and jive as we work on our balance, coordination, and strength. In this fun- filled movement class, we will engage in gross motor games and activities through songs and movement. This class will target both familiar and new skills with plenty of guidance and support to achieve success in all the games and activities. Gross motor skills are essential for a child’s development. These skills involve using large muscles in the body and help children learn how to coordinate and control their body movements. Gross motor skills help a child gain strength and confidence in his/her body. It also helps them get exercise and physical activity, which is important for a healthy lifestyle. Gross motor development is critical to balance, coordination, and connection to other body functions and impacts fine motor skills, play skills, and learning. Let us move and groove as we sharpen our gross motor skills!

Ms. Stephanie is a 3’s teacher at WCP with a background in occupational therapy.

Instructors: Ms. Heather Hasemeyer-3’s and Ms. Jenny Puckett/Ms. Sharon Sperling-3’s

Supply Fee: $10

Wednesday – 3’s/Ms. Heather and Thursday-3’s/Ms. Jenny & Ms. Sharon

Does your child like books, songs, and snacks? Then Yummy Tummy is the class for him/her! Each week your child will make a yummy snack that corresponds with that weeks’ book, song, or Bible verse. We will work on fine motor skills working independently and in groups as well as sharing and taking turns. **Due to the variety of foods that we will use in this class, we are unable to safely register children with food allergies. **

Ms. Heather is a 2’s assistant at WCP. Ms. Jenny is a 4’s teacher and Ms. Sharon is a 3’s assistant.

Instructor: Ms. Brooke Harman

Supply Fee: $10

Offered: Tuesday – 4’s/TK and Wednesday-3’s

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: $15

Offered: Tuesday and Wednesday-4’s/TK

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: Tuesday and Wednesday – 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 teacher at WCP.