The mission of the Watauga County Schools' Extended Learning Centers is to promote the academic mission of Watauga County Schools while providing the working parents of our community a sanctuary of safety as well as intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being for their children. It is the staff's intent to inspire each child to his or her highest potential while providing a fun and positive atmosphere.
Once you have completed and submitted your child's After School Registration Form, you must meet with the Program Coordinator to complete the registration process before your child may attend the After School Program. Please note that these are NOT walk-in meetings--you will need set up a meeting with the Program Coordinator.
Hours of Operation
The Extended Learning Center after school program offers supervised educational, recreational, and enrichment activities 2:30-6:00 p.m. for Watauga County Schools students in grades K-5 at each elementary school. We open at 12:00 on scheduled early release days, but do not operate on holidays, teacher work days, or when schools are closed or dismissed early due to inclement weather. A holiday/work day/snow day program is available at Hardin Park for most of these situations. Each after school site is licensed as a school-age child care program by the NC Division of Child Development.