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 hands on sports, music 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.  If you need more care beyond 2:30pm, your child can join our Elementary After-school Community Design Lab program that is here at our Roots + Wings Creative Campus until 5:30pm!

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

Mondays

Creative Kids Yoga and Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-2:30pm
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 pre-school 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.

Playball! 
1:00-2:00pm
(Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1pm and after 2pm)
Is your little one interested in soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, football, or hockey? Give them the skills and the confidence they need to play their favorite games by joining the Playball team where every day is a discovery of new abilities. Each class includes three important components of movement: locomotion, stability, and manipulation. These building blocks are at the core of every synchronizing move we make so teaching them properly in a stimulating way helps children learn quickly and easily. We use pint sized soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, and hockey sticks to teach kicks, passes, shots on goal, techniques, and grip. We also have balance beams, hurdles, hoops, and cones to create obstacle courses and sport sequences. Lessons are a blast as we sing funny songs and use silly imagery to help remember our techniques. Join the team today so we can learn, practice, and play; it’s the Playball way! 

Tuesdays

Creative Kids Yoga and 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 pre-school 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.

Movement with Miri! 
1:00-2:00pm
(Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1pm)
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 con dence 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 certi ed 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. 
(on Tuesdays, preschoolers who are staying longer will join our R+W Afterschool at 2pm)

wednesdays

Creative Kids Yoga and Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-1:30pm
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 pre-school 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.

Music with Finkletones
1:30-2:30pm (Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1:30pm)
Josh Finkler is a music educator and believes a good dose of music can bring joy to anyone’s life. This Music with Finkletones class will focus on singing, playing found object percussion, simple music reading, and above all having fun. Finkletones also provides private music lessons for young musicians interested in singing, guitar and percussion. Josh studied voice and elementary music education, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Appalachian State University. For the past six years, Josh has worked in public, charter and private schools in Asheville, gathering a strong understanding of both general and music education (PreK-5). Josh teaches musicianship to students in MusicWorks!, an after-school music program at Hall Fletcher Elementary. He is also an assitant teacher at our R+W Visual Arts Preschool. Finkletones is his new music education business with studio located at Roots + Wings Creative Campus. 

Thursdays

Creative Kids Yoga and Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-2:30pm
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 pre-school 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.

Playball!  1:00-2:00pm (Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1:00pm and after 2pm)
Is your little one interested in soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, football, or hockey? Give them the skills and the confidence they need to play their favorite games by joining the Playball team where every day is a discovery of new abilities. Each class includes three important components of movement: locomotion, stability, and manipulation. These building blocks are at the core of every synchronizing move we make so teaching them properly in a stimulating way helps children learn quickly and easily. We use pint sized soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, tennis rackets, and hockey sticks to teach kicks, passes, shots on goal, techniques, and grip. We also have balance beams, hurdles, hoops, and cones to create obstacle courses and sport sequences. Lessons are a blast as we sing funny songs and use silly imagery to help remember our techniques. Join the team today so we can learn, practice, and play; it’s the Playball way!

Fridays

Creative Kids Yoga and Art with Ms. Emma
12:30-1:30pm
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 pre-school 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.

Music with Finkletones
1:30-2:30pm (Ms. Emma will be available to watch students dismissed before 1:30pm)
Josh Finkler is a music educator and believes a good dose of music can bring joy to anyone’s life. This Music with Finkletones class will focus on singing, playing found object percussion, simple music reading, and above all having fun. Finkletones also provides private music lessons for young musicians interested in singing, guitar and percussion. Josh studied voice and elementary music education, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Appalachian State University. For the past six years, Josh has worked in public, charter and private schools in Asheville, gathering a strong understanding of both general and music education (PreK-5). Josh teaches musicianship to students in MusicWorks!, an after-school music program at Hall Fletcher Elementary. He is also an assitant teacher at our R+W Visual Arts Preschool. Finkletones is his new music education business with studio located at Roots + Wings Creative Campus. 

Late Afternoon Programming: 2:30-5:30pm

Roots + Wings After-school Community Design Lab
If you need care late into the afternoon, you are welcome to sign your child up for our Roots + Wings After-School Community Design Lab.  We play, explore and create amazing projects both together and as individuals.  Read more about this program here!  There, among older students, preschool students are fed a snack, play outside and participate in an art + design project! 

Registration + Costs

Creative Play with Ms. Emma
from 12:30-2:30pm (costs vary on amount of time)
Register with Emma at godotebs@gmail.com

Miri’s Movement
from 1:00-2:00pm $10 per day.
Register with Miri at massachim@me.com

Finkletones
from 1:30-2:30pm $10 per day.
Register with Josh at josh@finkletones.com

Playball
from 1:30-2:30pm $12 per day (+$20 yearly registration fee)
Register with Playball at www.playballasheville.com.

Roots + Wings After-school Community Design Lab
Special preschooler options:
2:30-4pm $8/day
2:30-5:30pm $16/day

There are two steps to REGISTER your preschooler for our R+W After-school (running from 2:30-5:30pm daily),

1.  Please fill out our our Registration Forms through the link below

2. Create an account on our Simply Afterschool site for your child and pay our $40 registration fee through the link below. 

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Questions?  please contact Alice at alice@rootsandwingsarts.com