Arts and Enrichment After School Program

About the Program

The Lauri Ann West Community Center’s Arts & Enrichment (A&E) program is offered at the Center each day after school and follows the FCASD calendar.

This two-hour program serves as a resource for busy parents with children in grades K-5. A&E is a unique combination of enriching activities designed to inspire and complement individual interests in a relaxed atmosphere.

All activities are led by professional educators with a balance of learning, play, physical activity and outdoor time (weather permitting). The program is certified and inspected by the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

A&E Director – Wade Kramm /

Programs Admin – Amy Berman / / 412-828-8566 x105

Program Fees

Parents must choose consistent days of the week for the entire year. Fees are based on the number of consistent days. Current rates will be shared after contact.


We are committed to keeping our prices affordable for all families to start the school year. Scholarships are available for families based on financial need. Learn more here.


To register fill out the interest form on this page.


All Arts & Enrichment instructors and Lauri Ann West Community Center staff members have current Pennsylvania State Criminal History and Child Abuse clearances, as well as FBI background checks. We hire A&E Instructors with diverse backgrounds who exhibit a passion for early childhood education, informal learning and the arts.

Program Learning

The A&E program strives to present an engaging STEM curriculum mixed with art activities and group projects that stimulate creativity and wonder while promoting a broader awareness and engagement with the world. This active, hands-on approach to learning promotes self-confidence and exploration while it provides children the opportunity to pursue their own unique, expressive solutions. Time is also allotted each day for the exploration of individual interests, such as reading, building toys, and imaginative play. The program curriculum is curated by A&E Director Wade Kramm.

Arrival and Departure

Children are welcomed as they arrive by bus from Fox Chapel Area Schools: Dorseyville, Fairview, Hartwood, Kerr and O’Hara. Parents pick up and sign out at the Programs Hallway Door by 6:00 PM each day.


The Center provides bus transportation from Dorseyville, Fairview, Hartwood, Kerr and O’Hara. All children who register for the program will automatically be registered for the bus. If you do not wish bus transportation, you must email and request to completely opt out of the service.


A snack time is scheduled daily upon arrival to the program. Parents may pack a daily snack or drop off a box or bag of snacks for the month. Please send a nutritious snack for your child!


Fill out an interest form for the 2024-25 school year.

Registration for the 2024-25 school year is now open. If you are interested in finding out more, please complete the form below and someone from our program will reach out.

The school year starts August 22, 2024

The Lauri Ann West Community Center is an equal opportunity facility committed to sustaining an inclusive culture. The Lauri Ann West Community Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

Click HERE to view the Pennsylvania Code for Childcare Centers. The Pennsylvania Code website reflects the Pennsylvania Code changes effective through 50 Pa.B. 6186 (October 31, 2020). These codes are applicable to the Lauri Ann West Community Center After School (A&E) Program which is regulated by the Dept. of Health and Safety.

Click HERE to view our Certificate of Compliance from the PA Department of Human Services.