Before and After School Programs

Early Birds and Stay & Play

To accommodate early parent schedules, we are pleased to offer an Early Birds program that is a structured and fun-filled learning experience. Supervised by NMP teachers, toddlers – 5 year olds will enjoy a variety of activities before the official start of their school day from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 am.

Drop-off is at 8:00 am in the special needs lot next to the playground on Northside Drive. You are welcome to register your Early Bird for one or more mornings each week, but your reservation must be for the entire semester. Cost is $10/day.

Registration for Fall 2021 is now closed. If you have questions about Early Birds, please email

Stay & Play is an after school program for children currently enrolled in a three, four, or five year old NMP class. Children participate in many fun activities such as science experiments, art projects, and large group games. In addition, children will eat a snack (provided by NMP) and play outside with friends. The program runs from 12:30-1:30 pm. Carpool is in the same location as NMP carpool. All children must be completely potty trained to attend.

Cost is $10/day and registration must be completed by 8 pm the day prior. No day-of registrations will be accepted.

Click HERE to register.If you have questions about Stay & Play, please send an email to Lucy Horlock at Stay&

Ceramics and Art with Ms. Lucy

Your child can join NMP Art Teacher, Ms. Lucy, in the art room in a small group setting to create special seasonal art and ceramics projects you are sure to cherish.  Each class builds on the previous week and results in one-of-a-kind treasures.  Ceramics is not only fun for all ages, it also is a great way to build fine motor skills, enhance problem-solving abilities, and enhance creativity.  Children must be in at least a three-year-old class and potty trained.  Regular carpool pickup is provided.

Click HERE to register. Contact Lucy Horlock at with any questions.

Fall 2021 Offerings: 

Session 1: Autumn and Halloween

Thursdays, September 2 – October 7, 12:30 – 2:30 ($210.00)

This includes Stay & Play before art class.  Children will be escorted to the art room at the conclusion of Stay & Play and meet you outside for carpool.

            September 2

            September 9

            September 16

            September 23

            September 30

            October 7

Fridays, September 3 – October 8, 12:30 – 1:30 ($150.00)

            September 3

            September 10

            September 17

            September 24

            October 1

            October 8

Session 2: Christmas Creations

Thursdays, October 14 – December 2, 12:30 – 2:30 ($210.00)

(No class 10/21 NMP Conferences, 11/25 Thanksgiving)

This includes Stay & Play before art class.  Children will be escorted to the art room at the conclusion of Stay & Play and meet you outside for carpool.

            October 14

            October 28

            November 4

            November 11

            November 18

            December 2

Fridays, October 15 – December 3, 12:30 – 1:30 ($150.00)

(No class 10/22 NMP Conferences, 11/26 Thanksgiving)

            October 15

            October 29

            November 5

            November 12

            November 19

            December 3

Northside Church Sports and Rec Activities

A Ministry of Northside United Methodist Church, Sports and Rec provides various youth and adult classes that are open to NMP students as well as children and adults in our community. Check out their website under ‘Youth Classes’ for a list of current offerings for preschoolers (karate, golf, ballet, tennis, tumbling and more!).