Classes & Activities

WDS Classes

Your child will graduate from the WDS ready to be an independent life-long learner.

We fulfill this promise by focusing on play as the work of young children, which nurtures your child’s natural enthusiasm for learning. Through play, a child’s brain develops as they explore their world, develop language and vocabulary; practice getting along with others; try out new ideas and practice critical thinking skills; and grow physically, socially and emotionally.

Classes focus on physical, cognitive, language and social/emotional development for the youngest to the oldest children. Age-appropriate learning experiences each day include:

  • Art activities
  • Block play
  • Music
  • Literacy and math activities
  • Dramatic play
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Outdoor time
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WDS Activities & Enrichment Experiences

The Weekday School offers a wide range of on-site enrichment activities to broaden your child’s educational experiences at every age.

  • Pre-school Arts Lab at Spirit Square: Children hear a different book each month, followed by hands-on painting, collaging, print-making, drawing and 3D construction that brings the book to life. Fours and TKs.
  • My Gym: During classes several times a month, children warm up their muscles, participate in obstacle courses, play games that build gross motor skills and learn a targeted gross motor skill to practice until the next session. Threes, Fours and TKs.
  • Discovery Place: Science is brought to life monthly through interactive exhibits, hands-on labs, live animals and ever-changing exhibitions. Threes, Fours and TKs.
  • The World Cultural Center: Through music, dance, artifacts, pictures, costumes and interactive exhibits, children learn about different cultures.
  • Nature Museum: Children walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley, explore the Nature Trail and enjoy nature-based puppet shows. Annual visits for fours and TK classes.
  • Weekly music classes as well as field trips to the Raptor Center, the Fire Station, Tarradiddle Players, the Recycling Center, Grey Seal Puppets and Hunter Farm.
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Special Events

The Weekday School offers opportunities for children and families to enjoy special events together.

  • Lunch on the Lawn
  • Toddlers Music and Movement
  • 2’s Teddy Bear Tea
  • 3’s Muffins for Moms
  • 3’s Easter Egg Hunt
  • 4’s and TK Doughnuts for Dads
  • 4’s and TK Field Day
  • Book Fair
  • Music Program and Luncheon for 3’s, 4’s, and TK Families
  • Family Fun Night with box supper and concerts by various artists
  • Class gatherings throughout the year
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Parent Events

  • Speaker Programs for professionals on topics such as technology, speech and language development, positive discipline and sensory integration
  • Kindergarten Readiness Program for parents of Fours and TK students to prepare for the kindergarten search process
  • Parent Social for a night out without children
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Other School Events

  • Serving the community: Each spring, we collect books to donate to schools with limited resources. There is also a collection for coats, hats, gloves and backpacks for the homeless shelter each fall, as well as food for the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry located at First Presbyterian Church. These drives help children to learn to share.
  • Field Day: Each spring the Fours and TK children gather on the front lawn of the church for a day of games, events, contests and popsicles
  • Week of the Young Child: A week designated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to focus on education opportunities for young children, with special events for children and parents.

Click here for a full list of the events offered at the Weekday School.

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Fun After One

This after-school program for preschoolers is Mondays and Thursdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m. This extended-day program helps children build stamina for Kindergarten, as well as explore different topics and themes, socialize with their friends, enjoy a snack and play on the playground. You may sign up your child for one day or both days.

Email Lauren McCrory or call 704.927.0247 with questions.

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Uptown Fun

The Weekday School offers Uptown Fun, a summer program meeting four or five days each week, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Your child may attend for one or two weeks. Updated immunizations are required to enroll.

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