Anser Charter School

Anser Arts For Young Children

The AAYC program is an after school child care program designed to introduce each child to the basic elements of art, music, dance and drama in a relaxing, fun, and playful environment. Children will be given the opportunity to really explore and interact with art materials and techniques, write stories and perform them with peers, and learn new songs and dances all in a supportive, nurturing environment. We will have some direct instruction every day, with plenty of time for free exploration.

Goals of Anser Arts for Young Children Program

  • Encourage young children to develop positive social relationships, express individuality and creativity.
  • Encourage young children to develop a spirit of cooperation and enjoy working and playing together.
  • Offer a stimulating environment for learning and playing which encourages children to feel excited about learning and doing.

Teacher Biographies

Sarah Gorringe has her BA in Elementary Education and holds an Endorsement in Early Childhood Education. She has followed Anser since its beginning and was thrilled when her twins names were drawn in the kindergarten lottery.  All three of her children now attend Anser. Getting to work with Kindergartners now is icing on the cake! Speaking of cake… before teaching at Anser, Sarah made custom cupcakes and cakes out of her kitchen. She loves all things creative and tackles any creative challenge that comes her way. Her favorite times with her husband and kids include camping, enjoying Boise’s parks and events, riding bikes, and making art.


The AAYC program is an after-school childcare program designed for students already enrolled in a morning kindergarten program. The spots in our program are reserved for kindergartners enrolled at Anser, but if spaces are not filled enrollment is open to other kindergarten age students. Children can be 4 years old to join the AAYC Program but must be 5 years old by December 15, 2014.


For more information on the AAYC program contact:

Heather Dennis
AAYC Program Administrator
Phone: 426-9840 X227