Youth Programs

After School Program

The Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer an After School Program (ASP) for children. This program is designed to provide enrichment activities for children in grades K-5th after school hours. The program allows children to enjoy a fun, safe environment with structured supervision. Children have the opportunity to: begin homework assignments, participate in arts and crafts projects, play games and sports in the gym, play outside at Blue Heron Park and much more. The fee for the program is $225 per month, due the first week of each month. The ASP takes place Monday through Friday each week from 3 pm to 6 pm in the Community Center. The program operates on the Carteret County Public School System's annual School Calendar. Read the After School Program Description (PDF) for more detailed information.

Complete the After School Program Registration Form (PDF) for enrollment.

Emerald Isle Preschool

Thank you for your interest in the Emerald Isle Preschool Program! We are delighted that you are considering our preschool program at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation.

Read the Preschool Information Sheet (PDF) for a brief description of the skills and behaviors your child will learn during their time with us. Not only will your child learn with us, but they will also have the opportunity to socialize and interact with their peers. They'll have a great time…and so will you!

The Emerald Isle Preschool Program is designed for children ages 3-5. The 3 year old class meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am until 12 pm. The 4 and 5 Year old class meets on Wednesday and Friday from 9 am until 12 pm. The Preschool Program operates on the Carteret County school calendar. The fee is $125 per month. One monthly volunteer (mom, dad, grandma, uncle, nanny, etc.) day and snack are required. Membership to Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is not required. Call 252-354-6350 to put your child on the waiting list for our program. We are also accepting children for the waiting list for preschool in the upcoming years. Thank you.

View the Preschool Registration Form (PDF).

Class Times

  • 3 Year Olds
    Tuesday and Thursday
    9 am to noon
    Begins Thursday, September 7th
  • 4 and 5 Year Olds
    Wednesday and Friday
    9 am to noon
    Begins Friday, September 8th