Youth Programs

After School Program

The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation Department is proud to offer an After School Program 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 & crafts projects, play games & 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-Friday each week from 3pm – 6pm in the Community Center.  The program operates on the Carteret County Public School System’s annual School Calendar.  Click here to read more.

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Emerald Isle Preschool

Preschool Program at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation

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. 
Click here 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 9am until 12pm. The 4 & 5 Year old class meets on Wednesday and Friday from 9am until 12pm. 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 & 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.

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Class Begins

  • Tuesday & Thursday Class ♦ 3 Year Olds ♦ Thursday, September 7th from 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday & Friday Class ♦ 4&5 Year Olds ♦ Friday, September 8th from 9am-12pm