Primary Enrichment Program


The YWCA’s Primary Enrichment Program is our learn, play and grow After School curriculum for school age children in Kindergarten through 12 years old.

PEP emphasizes excellent care with a focus on STEM, the arts and reading enrichment. Children in our program learn in many ways through empowerment, respect, culture and healthy eating and academic activities.


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
  • Focus on STEM, The Arts and Reading
  • 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
  • Swimming
  • USTA Tennis Instruction
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Girl Scouts
  • Field Trips

We've Got You Covered: full-day options

  • Teacher Workdays 
  • 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 or by email.

For More Information and Enrollment:  828-254-7206 x 111 or

Current Parents, contact: 828-254-7206 x 118

Call 828-254-7206 ext. 9 for inclement weather opening & closing information 


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.