Preschool Extended Day Options


We are excited to offer extended programming options before and after-school for our preschoolers at Roots + Wings!

We have four unique providers with yoga, music, story time and movement programming Monday - Friday right here at our R+W Creative Campus.  Students register with each provider separately.

Payments must be made directly to these outside providers, not to Roots + Wings. 
Please see links below for each person's contact information and how to register.

Early Afternoon Programming: 12:30-2:00pm

Mondays

Asheville Kids Yoga & Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-2:00pm
Join Ms. Emma as she guides students in a playful yoga practice, helping them increase mind and body awareness, strength, flexibility, focus and creativity. We will find ways to wiggle, relax and create together after our busy school day. Emma has been teaching preschool for over seven years and she believes that children do best when they have the freedom to learn through play. These extra afternoon hours will be a place where children can be creative, navigate emotions, build confidence and develop necessary skills to interact within the world.  Emma is also a lead teacher at our R+W Visual Arts Preschool.

Music: Magnificent Melodies with Ms. Lilly
1:00-2:00pm (Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1:00pm)
Lilly-Anne Merat graduated with a degree in music for Skidmore College in 2011, and has been a performer and music educator ever since! Ms. Lilly loves sharing her passion for music with others. She is constantly amazed by the profound impact music has on children of any age, but especially in their earlier, formative years. In particular, a child’s innate connection to singing, rhythm and movement has shown boundless influence on their cognitive development. Even more importantly, making music brings an incredible amount of joy to their lives! On Mondays we will focus on the melodic component of the musical world. We will sing songs from different cultures, play along with instruments, practice melodic patterns and feel the connection between music and our bodies. We will also explore the relationship between music and the visual arts. Your child will gain invaluable skills of creative expression and will love exploring the world of music!  Lilly is also an assistant teacher at our R+W After-school Community Design Lab.

Tuesdays

Asheville Kids Yoga & Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-2:00pm
Join Ms. Emma as she guides students in a playful yoga practice, helping them increase mind and body awareness, strength, flexibility, focus and creativity. We will find ways to both wiggle, relax and create together after our busy school day. Emma has been teaching preschool for over seven years and she believes that children do best when they have the freedom to learn through play. These extra afternoon hours will be a place where children can be creative, navigate emotions, build confidence and develop necessary skills to interact within the world.  Emma is also a lead teacher at our R+W Visual Arts Preschool.

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Movement with Miri
1:00-2:00pm
(Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1:00pm)
Miri Massachi is a movement specialist. Ms. Massachi is a strong believer in the importance of developing and enhancing gross motor skills during early childhood. She believes that through building these skills, children build self confidence and can learn to love themselves and their bodies. Children explore the world using their senses and physical abilities and through creative movement they have opportunities to live up to their full physical, mental and emotional potential. Ms. Massachi has over ten years of experience teaching movement classes for children ages birth through 3rd grade. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and incorporates the world of yoga in her classes. In her sessions, she focuses on coordination, balance, mid line crossing, jumping, dancing and more. She also focuses on breathing as a way to calm our bodies and focus our minds. Children in her classes are exposed to different textures and sounds. They focus on listening to instructions, sharing with friends, taking turns, teamwork and more. Ms. Massachi provides fun and unique equipment for class such as hoops, jump ropes, buckets, noodles, balls, frisbees, tweezers, feathers, musical instruments, etc.

wednesdays

Asheville Kids Yoga & Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-1:00pm
Join Ms. Emma as she guides students in a playful yoga practice, helping them increase mind and body awareness, strength, flexibility, focus and creativity. We will find ways to both wiggle, relax and create together after our busy school day. Emma has been teaching preschool for over seven years and she believes that children do best when they have the freedom to learn through play. These extra afternoon hours will be a place where children can be creative, navigate emotions, build confidence and develop necessary skills to interact within the world.  She is also a lead teacher at our R+W Visual Arts Preschool.

Music: Magnificent Melodies with Ms. Lilly
1:00-2:00pm (Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1:00pm)
Lilly-Anne Merat graduated with a degree in music for Skidmore College in 2011, and has been a performer and music educator ever since! Ms. Lilly loves sharing her passion for music with others. She is constantly amazed by the profound impact music has on children of any age, but especially in their earlier, formative years. In particular, a child’s innate connection to singing, rhythm and movement has shown boundless influence on their cognitive development. Even more importantly, making music brings an incredible amount of joy to their lives! On Wednesdays we will focus on the rhythmic compenent of music. We will sing songs from different cultures, play along with instruments, practice melodic patterns and feel the connection between music and our bodies. We will also explore the relationship between music and the visual arts. Your child will gain invaluable skills of creative expression and will love exploring the world of music! Lilly is also an assistant teacher at our R+W After-school Community Design Lab.

Thursdays

Asheville Kids Yoga & Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-2:00pm
Join Ms. Emma as she guides students in a playful yoga practice, helping them increase mind and body awareness, strength, flexibility, focus and creativity. We will find ways to wiggle, relax and create together after our busy school day. Emma has been teaching preschool for over seven years and she believes that children do best when they have the freedom to learn through play. These extra afternoon hours will be a place where children can be creative, navigate emotions, build confidence and develop necessary skills to interact within the world.  Emma is also a lead teacher at our R+W Visual Arts Preschool.

Movement with Miri
1:00-2:00pm
(Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1:00pm)
Miri Massachi is a movement specialist. Ms. Massachi is a strong believer in the importance of developing and enhancing gross motor skills during early childhood. She believes that through building these skills, children build self confidence and can learn to love themselves and their bodies. Children explore the world using their senses and physical abilities and through creative movement they have opportunities to live up to their full physical, mental and emotional potential. Ms. Massachi has over ten years of experience teaching movement classes for children ages birth through 3rd grade. She is also a certified Yoga instructor and incorporates the world of yoga in her classes. In her sessions, she focuses on coordination, balance, mid line crossing, jumping, dancing and more. She also focuses on breathing as a way to calm our bodies and focus our minds. Children in her classes are exposed to different textures and sounds. They focus on listening to instructions, sharing with friends, taking turns, teamwork and more. Ms. Massachi provides fun and unique equipment for class such as hoops, jump ropes, buckets, noodles, balls, frisbees, tweezers, feathers, musical instruments, etc.

Fridays

Asheville Kids Yoga & Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-1:00pm
Join Ms. Emma as she guides students in a playful yoga practice, helping them increase mind and body awareness, strength, flexibility, focus and creativity. We will find ways to wiggle, relax and create together after our busy school day. Emma has been teaching preschool for over seven years and she believes that children do best when they have the freedom to learn through play. These extra afternoon hours will be a place where children can be creative, navigate emotions, build confidence and develop necessary skills to interact within the world.   Emma is also a lead teacher at our R+W Visual Arts Preschool.

Book Nest: Storytime with Ms. Jess
1:00-2:00pm (Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1:00pm)
In this class we’ll engage in the five practices of early literacy: singing, talking, playing, reading, and writing, and have fun and make art while we’re at it! As simple as storytime seems, these experiences are the building blocks of literacy. And by making reading and learning fun and playful, kids are hooked for a lifetime! Ms Jess brings her experience and training as a children’s librarian, an artist, and an instructor at Roots + Wings together to share her love of picture books, stories, art, and of course fun with children. As an extension of her own relaxation-centered art practice, Ms. Jess hopes that Book Nest will offer children an opportunity to discover the rewards of getting cozy with books, friends, rhymes, and songs. Jessica is also an assistant teacher at our R+W Visual Arts Preschool.

Later Afternoon Programming: 2:00-4:30pm

Asheville Kids Yoga & Art PM
2:00-4:30pm
Join Asheville Kids Yoga & Art for an afternoon of movement, mindfulness and making. We will begin our afternoon together with a calming mindfulness practice where we will integrate visualizations and breath work to navigate social/emotional and self regulation skills. Using inspirations from these mindfulness practices.we will explore self expression through a variety of art mediums, yoga postures, creative movement, open-ended play, and team building exercises. This afternoon session will incorporate a sweet balance of moving our bodies and relaxing our minds to ease into the end of our day.

Registration + Costs

Please contact the below providers to register for all extended day programming for your preschooler.

Asheville Kids Yoga & Art with Emma
Emma Berger-Singer

from 12:30-1pm W and F / 12:30-2:00pm M, T, Th /$10 per hour
(30 minute incredments are billed at $5)
2-4:30pm M-F / $13 per day
Register with Emma at godotebs@gmail.com

Music with Ms. Lilly
Lilly Anne Merat

from 1:00-2:00pm / $10 per day.
Register with Lilly at lillyanne.merat@gmail.com

Movement with Ms. Miri
Miri Massachi

from 1:00-2:00pm / $10 per day
Register with Lilly at massachim@me.com

Book Nest with Ms. Jess
Jessica Speer

from 1:00-2:00pm / $10 per day
Register by filling out this registration form