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Enhance your child's day! The NSYMCA offers preschool enrichment programs, after-school programs, specialty classes and school days out camp.

 View a complete list below.

To register your child in Y-time see the registration form here. 

 


 

 

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    Preschool & Youth Development Classes

    Our preschool & youth development classes emphasize hands-on learning curriculum, motor skill development and creativity.

    We strive to develop the whole child experience by providing an environment for preschoolers to learn, gain self-confidence, make new friends and learn about mutual respect. See a complete list of our current preschool education and development classes below.

    LITTLE SCIENTISTS

    How and why do things work? Your kids will love to find out as they explore basic scientific concepts with us through hands-on experiments. This class will help foster your child's reasoning and problem-solving skills and deepen their love of learning.

    FUN WITH NUMBERS AND MATH

    Math can be fun and exciting! Children will discover how as they are immersed in all things numbers, from number formation skills to a variety of basic math concepts. This class will encourage children to love the idea of math and its many uses and benefits in everyday life.

    LITERACY AND ART

    This class uses storytelling and engaging multimedia art activities to teach children the basics of early literacy, from decoding printed words into sounds to appreciating what they read and making literary connections. Our goal is for each child to develop their expressive and reflective story skills, leading to verbal creativity and a lifelong love of reading.

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    Give your child the tools succeed! In these classes they can discover a new talent, learn a second language, learn how to create helthy recipes and more!

    Learn a new language, discover a new talent, pursue a passion! In these classes your child will learn how to cook, speak a second language and more. See a complete list of current classes below.

    Chefs-In-Training

    Grades K-5

    School is back in session and we're back in the kitchen taking a tour of Italy. We'll prepare minestrone soup with crusty garlic bread, homemade pasta, chocolate chip biscotti and more. During our Fall II session we'll enjoy the tastes of the season with "Eektober treats" for Halloween and more traditional fare for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Note: Ingredients may include dairy, egg, wheat, soy and products that were manufactured at a facility that also produces nut products. Winter Session: Let's kick off the New Year by waking up our taste buds to the power of sour! We'll prepare and taste tangy lemon squares, sweet and sour meatballs, tart balsamic chicken, and cool key lime pie, along with holiday treats for Valentine’s Day and more! Spring Session: Spring Session will bring fresh flavors and fun holidays to celebrate! We'll make an April Fools cake and spring garden farfalle pasta as well as homemade tortillas for Cinco de Mayo and a cinnamon bun strata for Mother's Day. Yum!

    Guitar Club

    Grades 2-5

    In partnership with Bach To Rock

    It’s time to rock with Guitar Club! Guitar Club gives students in 2nd–5th grade the chance to get their hands on a real guitar and play exciting music with their friends! Using our curriculum students will learn songs ranging from fun classic rock to contemporary pop songs. Our experienced and encouraging teachers do a great job with both beginning and advanced students, so no experience is necessary to have fun in our class.

    Lego Class FALL I

    Grades K-5

    Fasten your seatbelts, we’re in for some wild weather! This unit is all about the amazing and powerful forces of nature. Kids will love to build moving Lego models of a tornado, a tsunami, an earthquake, and a cyclone while learning what causes them and what you can do to stay safe. We’ll major in geography during this unit—we’ll examine a map of the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where most tsunamis occur. We’ll view a diagram of the tectonic plates and learn how their movement creates earthquakes. We’ll also discover the area known as “Tornado Alley” in North America and find out what hurricanes are called in different parts of the world.

    Lego Class Fall II

    Grades K-5

    This unit introduces students to the world of energy in all its amazing forms, from the lights in our homes and classrooms to the gasoline that fuels our cars. Students will build moving Lego models of some of the awesome ways we power our world—from wind and solar power to biofuel and fossil fuel—while learning about generators, renewable energy, landfills and recycling, and the greenhouse effect.

    Drum Club

    7 years & up

    Drum Club gives students the opportunity to play together in a drum-line type setting. Students will learn rhythms as a group and combine different drum parts together. They will focus on coordination techniques as well as drum rudiments in order to build the confidence to play different styles of music. No experience is necessary to participate in this fun class!

    Magic Workshop

    Grades K-5

    Are you ready to amaze all your friends? Now is your chance as you learn to do incredible magic with the Magic Team of Gary Kantor! This one-day workshop teaches children how to perform amazing magic tricks, then sends them home with their very own magic kit! The tricks are designed to be perfect for all ages. Following the class, the children will be putting on shows and amazing audiences with their new magical skills. Each class teaches new tricks, so be sure to sign up for multiple classes.

    Tie-Dye Workshop

    Grades K-5

    Come make a vibrant tie-dye in this fun one-time workshop. Our tie-dye experts will guide you as you choose from six brilliant, fade-free colors and a great selection of patterns. Each participant will fold, rubber-band, and creatively dye their own shirts. All tie-dyed items will be sent home with washing instructions.

    Cursive Workshop

    Grades 2-5

    Learn and practice the endangered art of cursive and improve your hand writing skills.

    Holiday Undernighter

    Grades K-5

    Get some holiday shopping done or have a date night out while your child has fun at the Y! We will provide dinner, games and a great time for your child!

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    Y-Time After School Program

    Afterschool is cool at the Y. Y Time After School programming offers transportation to the Y from your child's school, home work help, games, crafts, outdoor play time (weather permitting) and more!

    With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, Y afterschool programs serve youth with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. In addition to enhancing what they have learned in school, your child will receive homework assistance, free swimming instruction, create crafts, play sport and games, explore fun with food, and more! Add on a class such as dance, swim, yoga or art. Free transportation provided from most area schools. Contact Shannon Cartier to receive information on registering your child for Y-Time. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    School Days Out Camp

    When school is out, the Y is in! Work without worry with Y camp - we are here for you. Fun field trips, swimming, creative activities, arts and crafts and more are in store for your kids while they are out of school. With Y School Days Out Camp, they will beat the school break blues.

    For more information, please contact Youth Development Director, Shannon Cartier

    School Days Out starts from 8am through 6pm.

    $60 members $75 non-members

    Register Online

    CURRENT SCHEDULED BREAK DAYS

    ***Dates and Trips are Subject to Change***