Youth Program Classes

Programs Director: Tiffany Rolsing

TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org

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CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS:

Our Innovative Learning Experiences...

Nurture the Imagination, Develop Creativity, and Teach important Socialization Skills in a rewarding and engaging environment!


CHILD & ADULT PROGRAM CLASS REGISTRATION OVERVIEW:

Registration for Session I AND Session II are OPEN!

*ALL PROGRAM CLASSES HAVE BEEN PUSHED BACK ONE WEEK, DATES ARE LISTED BELOW TO REFLECT THE CHANGE. 

Session I  Class Dates:

  • Monday: 9/14, 9/21, (no 9/28 Yom Kippur), 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2
  • Tuesday: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
  • Wednesday:  9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
  • Thursday:  9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5
  • Friday: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6
  • Saturday:  (no 9/19 Rosh Hashanah), 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7
  • Sunday:  9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8

Session II Class Dates:

  • Monday: 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, (no 12/21), (no 12/28), 1/4, 1/11
  • Tuesday: 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, (no 12/22), (no 12/29), 1/5, 1/12
  • Wednesday: 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, (no 12/23), (no 12/30), 1/6, 1/13
  • Thursday: 11/12, 11/19, (no 11/26), 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, (no 12/24), (no 12/31), 1/7, 1/14, 1/21
  • Friday: 11/13, 11/20, (no 11/27), 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, (no 12/25), (no 1/1), 1/8, 1/15, 1/22
  • Saturday: 11/14, 11/21, (no 11/28), 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, (no 12/26), (no 1/2), 1/9, 1/16, 1/23
  • Sunday: 11/15, 11/22, (no 11/29), 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, (no 12/27), (no 1/3), 1/10, 1/17, 1/24
  • Break Week: January 25 - 31

REGISTER TODAY!


Session I & II Offerings:

Parent and Pal Classes: Sess I/II

Precious Moments and Creating Firsts!

 

MOMMY FIT 

Newborn – 10 mos.

Thu. 10:15-11am

Location: Franklin Lakes Community Center

Designed for new and veteran moms, this class is a low intensity, innovative workout. Yoga, pilates, dance, and cardio movement are incorporated with traditional mommy and me activities to keep everyone engaged. Please bring a baby wearing device with you as well as a carrier.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

YOGI BABY 

2 mos. - 18 mos., Fri. 10:15 - 11am

18 mos. - 3 yrs., Fri. 11:15am - 12pm

Yogi Baby is a fun and engaging class focused on purposeful play. Integrating yoga, creative movement, music and sensory immersion; each class provides the opportunity to grow social and motor skills while bonding with a caregiver.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

  

BABY BONDING

4 – 10 mos.

Mon. 9:30-10:15am

Location: Franklin Lakes Community Center

Bond through guided play and focus on physical elements like pre-crawling to crawling, rolling over, tummy and neck strength, and more. Cognitive and social development happens through interactive play with caretakers introducing actions that correspond with verbal cues, musical games, and dancing.

Full Member: $100     Program Member: $120

 

BABY STEPS 

10 – 14 mos.

Mon. 10:15-11am 

Location: Franklin Lakes Community Center

Strengthen crawling skills with gym equipment and props. Pre-walking opportunities fine-tune first steps. Simple songs and stories are told with hand movements and repetition. Instrument time is introduced as are verbal cues with an emphasis on opposites to coincide such as stop/go, loud/quiet, and on/off.

Full Member: $100     Program Member: $120

 

TODDLERS ON THE GO

14 – 18 mos.

Wed. 10:15-11am

Obstacle courses provide a safe caretaker-led opportunity to practice balance, spatial awareness, eye and foot coordination, and physical problem solving. Explore language development with repetitive sounds and acting out words and their meanings through songs, rhymes, and simple games. Hand-eye coordination is introduced through puppet play, bean bags, and sports balls.

Full Member: $100     Program Member: $120

 

PLAY TOGETHER, LEARN TOGETHER 

18 – 24 mos.

Thu. 9:30-10:15am

Fine-tune gross motor skills with challenging obstacle courses and work fine motor skills through block building and instrument play.  Children become more aware of the peers around them and opportunities for interactive play and sharing abound.

Full Member: $100     Program Member: $120

 

BABY BALLERINAS 

Ages 2 – 3  Sess. I-II

Tue. 9:30-10:15am, Wed. 9:30-10:15am, Thu. 9:30-10:15am

Location: Franklin Lakes Community Center

Tip your dancer’s toes into the ballet world.  First steps in dance emphasize both fine and gross motor skill development, coordination, and balance in a safe and nurturing environment that encourages parent involvement.

Full Member: $200     Program Member: $220

 

BAKE WITH ME 

Ages 2 – 3

Tue. 9:30-10:30am

Some of the best memories are made in the kitchen and baking provides the ultimate comfort! Share this special time with your little one making shortbreads, pound cake, pies, cookies, and of course, cupcakes for all!

Full Member: $120     Program Member: $140

 

NEW! ABC's OF COOKING 

Ages 2 – 3

Wed. 9:30-10:30am

Create a dish based around a letter from the alphabet.  Share stories and shapes with a letter twist.  Think “Apple” and “Avocado”  for starters!  It’s as easy as “ABC” to make delicious food with and for your little ones.

Full Member: $120     Program Member: $140

 

GYM GRADS 

Ages 2 – 3

Wed. 9:30-10:15am

Learn early gymnastic skills including the use of balance beams, tumbling, and mini-trampoline work. Early sports skills are introduced with ball play. Queuing and teamwork are explored with group games.

Full Member: $100     Program Member: $120

 

LITTLE ATHLETES

Ages 2-3

Wed. 1-1:45pm

Gain strength, coordination, spatial awareness, opposition, and movement strategies to help in other sports and activities. This sports skills class is sure to be a hit!

Full Member: $100     Program Member: $120

 

SOCCER & ME 

Ages 2 – 3

Fri. 9:30-10:15am

Each class includes activities not only with a soccer ball, but also many other “props” that are sure to please.  We incorporate music and games that have been adapted to include a soccer ball to enhance motor skill development.  A great way for parents and grandparents to enjoy the class just as much as the kids do!‚Äč

Full Member: $100     Program Member: $120

  

PAINT & PLAY 

Ages 2 – 3

Tue. 11am-12:15pm or Thu.  9:45-11am

Create an art project in a 30 minute segment followed by 45 minutes of movement. Learn how to participate and listen to a leader with the encouragement and guidance of caretakers to get ready for the preschool experience.

Full Member: $140     Program Member: $160

 

 


Pre-K Classes: Sess. I/II

The Think Tank:

Bonding, Discovery, and Exploration Happens Here.

SPANISH 

Ages 3 - 5

Thu. 1-1:45pm

A strong cultural emphasis grounds our early language lessons in the customs and traditions of Spanish-speaking individuals, while a literacy component ensures that these students listen, speak, sing, and play in Spanish.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

LITTLE ARTISTS 

Ages 3 – 5

Wed. 2-2:45pm

Introduce budding artists to opportunities in drawing, painting, collage, and three dimensional design through a variety of art materials.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

NEW! LITTLE SINGERS

Ages 3 – 4

Fri. 1-1:45pm

Young voices receive group training in breath, rhythm, melody, and dynamics! Folk songs, introduction to instruments, and movement round out this tuneful time together.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

NEW! THEATRE PLAYHOUSE 

Ages 3 – 4

Tue. 1-1:45pm

Little Actors learn the fundamentals of theatre: projection, articulation, and memorization, all while using their imagination to put on a show. End of session presentation.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

STEAM CLUB

Ages 3 – 5

Wed. 1-1:45pm

Discover and learn in a sensory emergent STEAM environment! Explore science, math, art, and so much more through open ended play opportunities. A new unit each week centers around hands on activities with water, things that roll, and magnets...just to name a few.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120 


The Chef's Table:

COOKING & CRAFTS 

Ages 3 - 5

Thu. 1-1:45pm

Get creative in the kitchen and stir up a delicious masterpiece! While your food is cooking - theme based art projects keep you engaged and learning about nutrition.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

LITTLE CHEFS 

Ages 3 - 5

Tue. 1-1:45pm

Explore new ingredients and learn how to follow a recipe through nutrition education. Measure, stir, chop, pour, sift… bon appetite!

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

NEW! LET'S COOK! 

Ages 3 - 5

Wed. 1-1:45pm

One is never too young to cook and master lifelong skills in the kitchen such as chopping fresh herbs, peeling fruits, measuring dry/wet ingredients, stirring/mixing, and recognition of spices. All of these combined with a few great recipes lead to a seasoned master chef who is sure to help at home in the kitchen!

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

NEW! BAKING BUNCH

Ages 4 - 5

Tue. 11am-12pm

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat?! But...it’s not just about sweets. Learn the science behind baking, from the proper way to measure wet/dry ingredients to tricks in cracking an separating an egg.

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140


The Gymnast Club:

Grow to love physical activity and gymnastics, take risks, and learn appropriate skills that progress at each individual child’s pace and level. Develop new skills in a non-competitive, nurturing atmosphere while stretching and conditioning to maintain flexibility and body strength. Increase body control as well as enhance listening skills in a class setting.

PRE-GYMNASTICS 1 

Ages 3 – 4

Mon. 2:15-3pm, Tue. 11-11:45am

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

PRE-GYMNASTICS 2

Ages 4 – 5

Tue. 1-1:45pm, Tue. 2-2:45pm

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

SWIM & GYMNASTICS 

Ages 4 – 5

Tue. 1-2:30pm

Gymnastics with a splash of confidence!

Full Member: $165   Program Member: $185


Movement Central:

NEW! MOMMY & ME FIT 

Ages 1 – 4: With Adult

Thu. 11-11:45am

Location: Franklin Lakes Community Center

For new and veteran moms, this class is a low intensity, innovative workout. Designed around basic yoga, pilates, dance, and cardio movement, all while incorporating traditional mommy and me activities to keep both you and your little one engaged.

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

YOGA: BALANCED KIDS

Ages 3 – 5

Wed. 2-2:45pm

Learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. Traditional poses and singing songs encompass this energy releasing class. Plus - end this class with a healthy snack!

Full Member: $105   Program Member: $125


Gr. K - 6 Classes: Sess. I/II

The Chef's Table:

JR. CHEFS 

Gr. K – 2

Tue. 4-4:45pm

Grow in confidence and knowledge while creating seasonal recipes. Proper food handling, cooking and baking techniques, terminology, table setting, and more are taught!

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

CHOPPED

Gr. 3 & Up

Tue. 5:30-6:45pm

Think on your feet in the kitchen! Instructions and kitchen safety are reviewed before chefs create their dish based on the weekly theme. And in the end, no one will be “Chopped”.

Full Member: $140   Program Member: $160

 

NEW! NAILED IT! 

Gr. 5 & Up

Thu. 5:30-6:45pm

Based on the ever popular Netflix baking competition, learn how to make and recreate pastry dishes all with a secret twist of an added ingredient weekly! We are confident that you will “Nail It!”

Full Member: $140   Program Member: $160


The Think Tank:

NEW! CREATIVE CRAFTS 

Gr. K – 2

Wed. 5:30-6:30pm 

Learn crafting skills in a creative environment. Work with wood, fabric, decoupage, paint, clay, and many other materials in new and exciting ways!

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140

 

NEW! BASIC ENGINEERS

Gr. K – 2

Thu. 4-5pm    Sess. I

Let’s Get Moving! Come build super-cool cars, catapults, and parade floats that use gears, axles, and pulleys. Work in teams under guided instruction to build a different model using LEGO® bricks each week.

Full Member: $140   Program Member: $160

 

NEW! SUPERHEROES ENGINEERING 

Gr. K – 2

Thu. 4-5pm   Sess. II

What kind of superpowers do you have? Have a blast as you create your own fantasy world of superheroes. Design your own superhero using LEGO® bricks, create your own adventure, and comic strip!

Full Member: $140   Program Member: $160

 

NEW! ESCAPE ENGINEERING 

Gr. 3 – 5

Thu. 5:15-6:15pm   Sess. I

Hurry, your team has 60 minutes to discover clues, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and manipulate contraptions in order to complete assigned tasks to ultimately unlock the door! Play various escape games using STEAM skills. Students have the chance to design and implement their own escape games.

Full Member: $140   Program Member: $160

 

NEW! INCREDIBLE INVENTION 

Gr. 3 – 5

Thu. 5:15-6:15pm   Sess. II

Do you enjoy inventing new things? Learn about the process real inventors go through while you help design, build, and program robotic models to solve problems using LEGO® bricks. Learning is enhanced through the use of laptops.

Full Member: $140   Program Member: $160

 

BABYSITTING COURSE 

Gr. 5 – 8

Mon. 6-7pm

Train with an American Red Cross Certified Instructor to build confidence in handling an emergency situation to make you a more successful babysitter. Basic care, safety tips, safe play, and first aid are all apart of this comprehensive curriculum.

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140

 

IT'S TUTORING TIME 

60 min.

Private tutoring lessons available in Math, Science, Reading, Writing, and Homework Help. Each session is customized to your Child’s learning needs.

Private: $55


The Gymnast Club:

The Wyckoff YMCA offers a Progressive Gymnastics Program where children develop and continually improve their strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Our Club focuses on self-confidence through movement and strength skills on the tumbling mats and apparatus. Reach new heights on the high beams and uneven bars to perfect your skills!

KINDER GYMNASTICS: 

Gr. K

Tue. 4-4:45pm

Full Member: $100   Program Member: $120

 

KINDER SWIM & GYMNASTICS:

Gr. K

Tue. 4-5:30pm

Full Member: $165   Program Member: $185

 

GYMNASTICS 1: 

Gr. 1 – 2

Tue. 4:45-5:45pm

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140

 

GYMNASTICS 2: 

Gr. 3 & Up

Mon. 4-5pm   Sess. I–II

Full Member: $220   Program Member: $240

 

NEW! JUMPING JACKS 

Gr. K – 4

Mon. 5-6pm

Boys only movement! Focus on strength, fitness, coordination, and flexibility while working on tumbling skills and staying active.

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140


The Sewing Nook:

INTRO TO SEWING 

Gr. 1 – 2

Tue. 5-6pm

Build hand-eye coordination by completing age and skill- level appropriate projects using pre-cut pieces. Learn how to operate a sewing machine, sewing tools, and techniques.

  • Sess. I Projects: Pillow with Pocket & Tote Bag
  • Sess. II Projects: Personalized Pillowcase & Stuffer Bear

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140 

Plus $50 Materials Fee

 

IT’S SEW FUN: Level 1 

Gr. 3 & Up

Wed. 6-7pm Thu. 6-7pm

Focus is on a comprehensive understanding of sewing techniques and skills. Develop motor skills and handeye coordination by tracing patterns and cutting out pieces for projects using a variety of fabrics while gaining proficiency on the sewing machine. Basic fitting techniques and project assembly skills are incorporated into the curriculum.

  • Sess. I Projects: Zip Pencil Case & Kimono Style Robe
  • Sess. II Projects: Plush Sweatshirt & Printed Leggings

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140 

Plus $50 Materials Fee

 

SEW MUCH MORE: Level 2 

Gr. 3 & Up    Prerequisite: It's Sew Fun

Wed. 5-6pm, Thu. 5-6pm

Refine skills in pattern reading, fitting, and sewing machine operation, and create more detailed garments using a wider range of fabrics. Learn how to insert zippers, make button holes, and gain confidence and independence in sewing abilities!

  • Sess. I Projects: Crossbody Bag & Fleece Onesie
  • Sess. II Projects: Hoodie with Pocket & Knit Joggers

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140 

Plus $50 Materials Fee

 

SEW YOUR OWN PROJECT 

Gr. 3 & Up    Prerequisite: It’s Sew Fun and Sew Much More

Mon. 5-6pm

Advanced Sewing Students: Be guided through the project from start to finish. Purchase a pattern, fabric, and all the supplies needed.

Full Member: $120   Program Member: $140 

 

 

NEW! SEW IT FORWARD 

Use your hobbies to help others. The Wyckoff YMCA is launching a NEW Program where we plan to gather together with a purpose...charity sewing projects to fill community needs. It is our mission - social responsibility! Contact: TiffanyR@wyckoffymca.org with interest. All ages welcome.