Primary Enrichment Program


The YWCA’s Primary Enrichment Program is our learn, play and grow After School curriculum for children in Pre-K through 5th grade.

We recently renamed it Primary Enrichment because it’s more than After School care—PEP emphasizes excellent care, but also academics. Children in our program learn in many other ways. They learn about empowerment, respect, sports and healthy eating to name a few.  


Download the printable application and return it in person, by email, fax or mail.

The YWCA Advantage 

  • 5-Star State Licensed Center
  • Separate classroom environments allowing students to work in age-appropriate groups
  • Diversity of our students and staff
  • Homework help daily
  • Transportation provided from select area schools - with early release pick-up
  • Serve Asheville City Schools balanced calendar
  • Focus on the whole child to "build the bridge" to personal success
  • Healthy snacks provided daily
  • Nutrition program to learn about where food comes from and build lifelong healthy eating habits
  • Evening and weekend swim lesson scholarships available for eligible families

Activities to Enrich & Engage

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Open Swim
  • Girls on the Run
  • USTA Tennis Instruction
  • ABYSA Soccer
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Girl Scouts
  • Field Trips

We've Got You Covered - full-day child care options:

  • Teacher Workdays 
  • Intersession days (Hall Fletcher year-round schedule)
  • Winter Holiday Break Camp
  • Spring Break Camp
  • Summer Camp

PEP Hours: Monday - Friday 3:30 - 6:00 PM 

After School Rates

  • $90 Weekly + $25 Registration Fee
  • Drop-in rate: $40 full day | $25 after school
  • Vouchers are accepted

Download the printable application and return it in person, by email, fax or mail.

Thanks to Our Funders
The Primary Enrichment Program is supported by the NC Dept. Health & Human Services Child and Adult Care Food Program, Wells Fargo Foundation, Eaton Corporation, YWCA donors, and the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.


For more information, contact Joshua McClure, Director of Primary Enrichment at 828-254-7206 x 111 or