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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.

 

See a complete list below.

 


 

 

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    Preschool Development Classes

    Our preschool development classes emphasize hands-on learning curriculum, motor skill development and creativity. We strive to develop the whole child and to provide an environment for preschoolers to learn, gain self-confidence, make new friends and respect others.

    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.

    2/3’S ENRICHMENT CLASSES

    Our two- and three-year-old preschool education classes will help your preschooler take a step forward. We focus on self-awareness, social development, and gross and fine motor skills, in a structured, nurturing, learning environment. Depending on the day, each class is combined with a special skill such as gymnastics, dance/movement, and art.

    4/5’S ENRICHMENT CLASSES

    Our four- and five-year-old preschool education classes will help prepare your child for a successful and rewarding transition into kindergarten. We will focus on pre-reading, pre-writing, number skills, advanced social interaction concepts, and character development. Depending on the day, each class is combined with a special skill such as gymnastics, dance/movement, art, swim lessons, and digital media.

    FUN WITH NUMBERS AND MATH

    An introduction to all things numbers. Children will be immersed in numbers and how they work. Number formation skills will be addressed, as well as numerous math concepts to encourage children to love the idea of math and all it has to offer.

    LITERACY WITH ART

    Let your child creatively discover the love of early literature including storytelling, literary connections, and decoding, to encourage a lifelong love of reading. The class will combine the basic ideas of early-learning literacy and comprehension, which will be enhanced by engaging in art activities. Our goal is for each child to develop their expressive and reflective story skills, leading to verbal creativity, utilizing various mediums.

    WONDERS OF SCIENCE

    Come explore science concepts with us, including hands-on experiments and help your child foster reasoning skills that will help develop problem-solving skills. The class will introduce the children to a love of learning through a variety of early scientific concepts, how and why things work together.

    READING ROOKIES

    Give your child the keys to reading success. Reading Rookies uses fun, multi-sensory instruction, games, crafts and stories to teach children how to build their letter and sound knowledge. Each weekly lesson focuses on 2-3 letters. The lessons will ignite your child’s reading interest, while improving your child’s ability to hear, identify and manipulate individual sounds. By the end of the session, your child will have the building blocks to be a successful reader. Because Reading Rookies is built around multi-sensory lessons, regardless of your child’s learning style, your child will thrive, have fun and learn!

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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.

    Playtime Classes: Dance, Art & Gymnastics - 2 to 3 Yrs

    Playtime classes are great for a child's first time away from a parent and will introduce your child to a structured preschool setting. Students will participate in weekly themed story time and large motor activities with either art, gymnastics or dance. We also provide a healthy snack and assist when children are potty training.

    NEW! Wonders Of Science Exploration Class - 4 to 5 Yrs

    Come explore with us through math and science concepts that will include hands-on experiements and foster reasoning that will help develop problem solving skills. This class will introduce the children to a love of learning about a variety of things and how they work.

    NEW! Kindergarten Readiness Class - 4 to 5 Yrs

    Here's a chance to provide your child with a "jump-start" for a successful kindergarten experience! This class is deigned to help your child start kindergarten with confidence. The focus will be on increasing and maintaining school readiness skills, including number and letter recognition. The teacher will work with children to help develop better listening, language, social and motor skills that involve writing, counting and phonics. Students will also learn school routines and practice working independently.

    NEW! Literacy & Art - 4 to 5 Yrs

    Let your child creatively discover the love of early literature including story-telling, literary connections and decoding to encourage a life-long love of reading. This class will combine the basic ideas of early learning literacy and comprehension, which will be enhanced through art activities. Our goal is for each child to develop their expressive and reflective story skills leading to verbal creativitiy, utilizing various mediums.

    NEW! North Shore Cooking Acadmeny Little Chefs - 4 to 6 Yrs

    Encourage your budding chef to taste and learn new foods, as we cook our way through the alphabet featuring a new ingredient each week from Apple Mini Tarts, Blueberry Pancakes and Cranberry Snack Pops to Fruit Parfaits. A Tasty adventure awaits!

    NEW! Mommy And Me - 18 To 24 Mos

    An interative play program for children 18-24 months old and their parent or caregiver to share. The classes are one hour long and may include story time, snack, music, art and crafts and free play.

    Kindergarten Club - Grade K in Northbrook Public and Private Schools

    Kindergarten Club is an extended Kindergarten program for children in Northbrook public and private schools. Our program includes hot lunch, gym time, art projects, instructional and recreational swim and academic enrichment. We will pick up your kids from school in our van. Catered hot lunch meals and afternoon snacks will be provided. Enhance your child's day by adding on a class such as dance, swim, yoga or art! Kindergarten Club is licensed by the State of Illinois. Discounts or specials do not apply for this program unless specifically listed. Daily rate is as low as $35 per day.

    Y-Time - Grades K to 5

    When the school bell rings, hop on our Y van and come join us for fun times that includes homework time with assistance, free swim, crafts, sports, games, fun with food and more! Add on a class such as dance, swim, yoga or art! Free transportation provided from most area schools. Daily rate is as low as $17 per day.

    Y-Days Off Camp - School Age

    Camp is available every day that the Northbrook schools are out! Activities include field trips, swimming, games, art projects, X-Zone and more!

    NEW! North Shore Cooking Academy Chefs-In-Training - 7 to 12 Yrs

    We'll kick off the New Year waking up our taste buds to bold flavors. What's tangy, tart, sweet and sour? We'll prepare Waffle Iron Reubens, Salt and Vinegar Chips, Waikiki Meatballs and Asian Slaw, as well as holiday treats for Valentine's Day and even make our own Fortune Cookies for the Chinese New Year!

    Beginning Spanish - 7 to 12 Yrs

    Want to give your child a head start on a second language? Your child will be taught at a fun, age apprpriate level the basics of Spansih by a qualified instructor.

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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

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    CURRENT SCHEDULED BREAK DAYS

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