Morningside Presbyterian Preschool

Extra Curriculum Classes

Creative Movement Program

The Two-year-old, Three-year-old and PreK classes will participate in Creative Movement activities on Fridays throughout the school year. Deena Riley, long-time PreK teacher at MPP leads these classes. Creative Movement classes encourage fine and gross motor skill developments, song and rhythm, and cooperation among students in a fun-filled, free-flowing environment. Introduced are basic pre-gymnastics skills, such as hopping, jumping, and balancing, with use of balls, scarves, and streamers; drama and dance interpretation; seasonal songs; and parachute play. 

Science Discovery

Children in the 5-day Three Year Old class have weekly exposure to science experiments which are taught by Ms. Georgia Marshall. Her experiments with the children will explore topics related to the class themes and they will get plenty of time with gardening and learning about our beautiful creation.

In addition to our own enrichment classes conducted during the school day, the following independent organizations offer after school classes: (see 2018-2019 brochure)


Ms. Denise Varnadoe (former MPP twos teacher) and Ms. Anna Benefield from 2 Crafty Chicks are offering an Art class for threes and PreK This class will focus on the creative side of your children. They will learn about famous children’s illustrators and create works of art inspired by these illustrators. They will read stories and participate in other activities around the theme of the day. This class is offered on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. For more information contact http://www.twocraftychicks.com.


Pre-Ballet introduces the young dancer to both movement and basic concepts of ballet technique.  Balance, coordination, flexibility and strength are all improved. While learning dance, our ballerinas also learn poise, determination and patience. Studio Go Dance offers ballet on Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 1:45. Register at www.studiogodance.com


Confidence soars, motor skills improve, kids make friends and have a blast earning belts and breaking boards at Karate!  MPP Parent Alison Giannavalo is co-owner of Atlanta Kicks and is pleased to offer this engaging option for our children.  Karate is on Fridays from 1:00 to 1:45.  Contact Alison to register at ali@atlantakick.com

Cross Fit

AK CrossFit Kids creates an encouraging fitness atmosphere for children in a supportive environment and great energy.  All exercises are scaled to the ability of each child, ensuring success while building confidence.  CrossFit is on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 1:45. Contact Alison Giannavola to register ali@atlantakick.com.


This program is offered for Pre-K and Threes. Playball engages the children in learning basic fundamental sports skills progressing to mini games of tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, and volleyball. Offered by coaches who are trained by educational and sports experts, their philosophy is to teach positively, creatively, patiently and with a lot of fun. Playball is scheduled for Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. To get more information and to register, email Connie at frankel220@bellsouth.net.


Kim Williams offers yoga to Pre-K and Threes every week on Wednesday mornings from 8:15 to 8:45. Yoga encourages children to focus on their breath, relaxation techniques, and provides a new way of channeling their energy. Ms. Kim, a long-time MPP teacher, is a certified Hatha yoga instructor with 6 years experience teaching both children and adults. Contact Ms. Kim.