Programs & Services

The many and varied programs and services offered by the Wyckoff Y will keep the entire family busy from dawn to dusk.

Children’s Programs

PLAY, GROW, EXPLORE!

Innovative Learning Experiences…foster creativity, imagination, and important socialization skills in an enriching and exciting environment!

Children’s Program Schedule – Session I & II
Children’s Programs Schedule – Session I & II~

Session I & II
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Parent & Pal Classes:
Precious Moments and Creating Firsts!

BABY STEPS
10 – 14 mos.
Mon. 10:15 – 11am

BABY SPEEDSTERS
14 – 18 mos.
Wed. 10:15 – 11am

MUSICAL GYMSTERS I
12 – 18 mos.
Fri. 10:30 -11:15am

MUSICAL GYMSTERS II
18 – 24 mos.
Fri. 9:30 -10:15am

PLAY TOGETHER, LEARN TOGETHER
18 – 24 mos.
Thu. 9:30 – 10:15am

NEW! BAKE WITH ME
Ages 2 – 3
Mon. 9:30 – 10:30am

COOK WITH ME
Ages 2 – 3
Fri. 9:30 -10:30am

NEW! BABY BALLERINAS
Ages 2 – 3
Tue. 9:30-10:15am

GYM GRADS I
Ages 2 – 3
Tues. 11:30am – 12:15pm
Wed. 9:30 -10:15am

TUMBLE TOTS
Ages 2 – 3
Mon. 2 – 2:45pm

PAINT AND PLAY
Ages 2 – 3
Tue. 9:30 – 10:45am
Thu. 9:45 – 11am

NEW! MOM’S TIME
Sess. I/II Ages 0 – 3 Thu. 11:30am-12:30pm
Enjoy time with other mothers as your children play and get to know each other. Discuss “tried and true principles” to sleep train, how to get picky eaters to eat, favorite local outings, and more. A great opportunity to connect with others going through similar experiences. A different topic will be discussed each week.

PLAYGROUP
Ages 2 – 3: Without Parent
Mon., Wed., and/or Fri. 9:30 – 11am
Sess. I – II
Journey into preschool programming with an enrichment and curriculum based class. Activities include arts and crafts, playtime, storytime, hands-on activities, and circle time using basic readiness skills and group interaction.

PRE-K

NEW! COOKING & CRAFTS
Ages 3 – 5
Tue. 1-1:45pm, Thu. 1-1:45pm
Get creative in the kitchen! Learn to follow a recipe, measure ingredients, and taste your masterpiece. While your food is cooking – theme based art projects will keep you engaged and learning about nutrition.

NEW! GYM GRADS II
Ages 3 – 5
Tue. 12:15-1pm
Gain strength, coordination, spatial awareness, opposition, and movement strategies to help in other sports and activities. This movement class is sure to be a hit!

GYMNASTICS I
Ages 3.5 – 4
Tue. 10:45-11:30am, Tue. 2-2:45pm
Learn fundamental exercises that improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Basic gymnastics skills including rolls, jumps, and balance training are taught through obstacle courses and equipment stations.

LITTLE ARCHITECTS
Ages 3 – 5
Fri. 1-1:45pm
Come learn about architecture from around the world! Let’s make the pyramids of Egypt, The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the columns of Greece, the igloos of Antarctica, and so much more!

LITTLE CHEFS
Ages 3 – 5
Wed. 1-1:45pm
Explore making food hands-on and start to learn about nutrition education. Chefs will be introduced to new ingredients and learn how to follow a recipe. Measure, stir, chop, pour, sift…bon appetite!

NEW! MODEL MAGICIANS
Ages 3 – 5
Wed. 1-1:45pm
Model Magicians will use pliable and soft material called Model Magic in order to make creatures in their natural habitat. Build birds, crabs, fish, and insects while studying their survival techniques!

NEW! PLAYGROUP
Ages 3 – 4, Without Parent
Tue. and/or Thu. 9-11:30am
Sess. I–II
Supplement your child’s current nursery school while increasing independence with an emphasis on socialization. A theme-based curriculum with activities that include arts and crafts, story time, music and movement, circle time, and creative play. Focus on improving both gross and fine motor skills through various activities and enrichment. (child must be potty trained)

SPANISH
Ages 3 – 5
Thu. 2:45-3:30pm
Listen, speak, sing, and play in Spanish! Use your imagination to gain knowledge through a natural approach to the language. Participate in songs, games, stories, and various play and craft activities that will help develop an interest and easily learn the language.

NEW! STEAM LAB
Ages 3 – 5
Mon. 1-1:45pm
Welcome scientists, technologists, engineers, artists, and mathematicians in a study of the “how and why” things work. Create artwork using everyday objects in order to understand concepts like static electricity, gravity, magnetism, buoyancy, symmetry, velocity, and more!

SWIM & GYMNASTICS II
Ages 4 – 5
Tue. 1-2:30pm
Tumbling, apparatus work, beam, uneven bars, and water activities all included. Swim abilities develop using kickboards, noodles, and more. Gymnastics with a splash of confidence!

NEW “WACKY WEDNESDAYS” IN THE KITCHEN
Ages 3-5
Wednesday: 9:30-10:30am
Session II: 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, (no 12/27), 1/3, 1/10
Recreate the silliest foods of all time! Chicken “fingers”, “monkey” bread, “sloppy” Joe’s, and more more…food and fun for sure! Instructor: Angie Shaghaghi
Questions: TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org
Cost: Full Member: $95 / Program Member: $115

 

KINDERGARTEN

GYMNASTICS III
Kindergarten
Mon. 4-4:45pm – Sess. I–II, 16 wks.
Tue. 3:30-4:15pm – Sess. I/II, 8 wks.
Use basic skill movements to improve core support, strength, balance, and flexibility. Individualized work on the balance beam and bars will be included. Selfconfidence and discipline are incorporated as more challenging elements are added to the floor routine.

JR. CHEFS
Gr. K – 3
Tue. 4:30-5:15pm Sess. I/II
Jr. Chefs grow in confidence and knowledge as they create seasonal recipes and develop lifelong skills in the kitchen. Proper food handling, cooking and baking techniques, terminology, table setting, and more are taught!

WATERCOLOR ART
Gr. K – 5
Wed. 5:30-6:30pm Sess. I/II
Students choose from dozens of pictures that are ready to ink, color, and paint using watercolor pencils. Have fun while learning basic skills to further develop talent and creativity. Take home framed artwork!

GRADES 1 – 6

NEW! BABYSITTING COURSE
Gr. 5-8
Mondays: 6-7pm PR7
Session II: 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, (no 12/25 or 1/1), 1/8
Course follows Red Cross Babysitting Course Curriculum:
• Leadership: safe and responsible babysitting
• Ages and Stages: reviewing child development and age appropriate communication
• Basic Care: sleeping, feeding, holding, safety, and hygiene
• Confidence: preparing for and handling emergency situations
• Safety: first aide and preventing injuries
Participants will have the opportunity to receive American Red Cross CPR Certification.
Instructor: Megan Magerko RN, BSN. Questions: TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org
Cost: Full Member: $110 Program Member: $130

NEW! BACKSTAGE CREW
Gr. 3 & Up
Thu. 6:30-7:30pm Sess. II
Create and complete set design, costumes, props, lighting, and sound for Y Arts Youth Theatre Company’s Show, Annie, Jr. Students must be available for both performances, December 8 & 9.

CREATIVE COOKS: “CHOPPED”
Gr. 1 – 5
Thu. 5:30-7pm Sess. I/II
Food Network Inspired Class: Learn basic recipes, and techniques needed to explore and become comfortable in the kitchen. Work in teams and independently to create a personal take on a dish. Plating and nutritional facts are a bonus. Fall menu will include, soups, stews, and quiches.

NEW! CUSTOM DECOR
Gr. 3 & Up
Mon. 5-6pm Sess. I/II
Custom Decor For Your Room: Projects may include pillow sham with pockets for storage, applique initial pillow, decoupage letter, dream cather, iPhone charger holder, emoji pillow, and more. Learn basic pinning and sewing skills and use of the sewing machine. Additional material fee.

ELITE GYMNAST
Tue. 5:15-6:30pm/Director Approval
Sess. I–II
Reach new heights on the high beam and uneven bars to perfect your skills. This is for the serious gymnast and includes challenging vaults and complex routines. Contact: TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org

GYMNASTICS IV
Gr. 1 – 2
Mon. 4:45-5:45pm – Sess. I–II, 16 wks.
Tue. 4:15-5:15pm – Sess. I/II, 8 wks.
Build self-esteem, improve gymnastics skills, and begin to memorize routines using different equipment. Designed to improve total body coordination, impulse control, and determination.

GYMNASTICS V
Gr. 3 – 6
Mon. 5:45-6:45pm Sess. I–II
Focus on self-confidence through movement and strength skills on mats and all apparatus. Learn air awareness, progressive tumbling skills, strength and coordination, as well as flipping and twisting safely.

JR. CHEFS
Gr. K – 2
Tue. 4:30-5:15pm Sess. I/II
Jr. Chefs grow in confidence and knowledge as they create seasonal recipes and develop lifelong skills in the kitchen. Proper food handling, cooking and baking techniques, terminology, table setting, and more are taught!

IT’S SEW FUN: LEVEL I
Gr. 3 & Up
Wed. 5-6pm Sess. I/II
Learn basic sewing skills; how to measure, read a pattern, cut out, and assemble the pieces properly along with the use of a sewing machine. Projects may include pajama pants, applique pillows, and hooded pj lounger with matching polar fleece socks. Additional material fee for two projects.

SEW MUCH MORE: LEVEL II
Gr. 3 & Up
Thu. 5-6pm Sess. I/II
Learn new sewing skills along with the proper use of a sewing machine. Measure and select the correct garment pieces according to size; pin, cut, and wear them with pride! Must have completed Level 1 course. Projects may include knit jogger pants, knit shirt with lace trim, suspender skater skirt, overnight duffle bag, and more. Additional material fee for two projects.

SEW YOUR OWN PROJECT
Gr. 3 & Up/Director Approval
Tue. 5-6pm Sess. I/II
It is up to you! Select a project and purchase fabric accordingly. Must have completed Level 1 and 2 of Sewing.

SEWING MACHINE BASICS
Gr. 3 & Up
Fri. 5-6pm Sess. II (first four weeks)
Bring your own sewing machine and get a hands on tutorial. Get to know all of the things your machine can do!

NEW! STEM Engineers
Gr. 3-5 Tues 4-5pm
9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (no 10/31), 11/7
Instructor: Jason Opremcak
Each hands-on session will feature a different type of engineering, including mechanical, architectural, structural, and aerospace design challenges. Kids will love learning about the “E” in STEM with smashtech! Registration is open now online or in person! Questions? Contact: TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org
Introductory Package Pricing: No Y Membership needed!
Full Member: $170
Program Member: $170
Non Member: $170

SR. CHEFS
Gr. 3 – 6
Wed. 4-4:45pm Sess. I/II
Put your culinary creations to the test as you host a complete dinner party at the culmination of this class including menu design, table setting, cooking, and service etiquette.

SWIM & GYMNASTICS IV
Gr. 1 – 2
Tue. 4:15-6pm Sess. I/II
Build self-esteem, improve gymnastics skills, and begin to memorize routines using different equipment. Designed to improve total body coordination, impulse control, and determination. Swim abilities develop using kickboards, noodles, and more.

NEW! TUTORING LESSONS
The YMCA is excited to offer private and semi-private tutoring lessons in Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Homework Help, and more. Each session is customized to your child and their learning needs. Contact:TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org
30 min. Private: $40
60 min. Private: $65
60 min. Semi-Private (2 children): $80

WATERCOLOR ART
Gr. K – 5
Wed. 5:30-6:30pm Sess. I/II
Students choose from dozens of pictures that are ready to ink, color, and paint using watercolor pencils. Have fun while learning basic skills to further develop talent and creativity. Take home framed artwork!

 

BE A PART OF THE Y DIFFERENCE!
Contact: TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org