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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 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.

    NEW! COOKING UP STORIES

    In this class for four and five-year olds, we will have fun reading classic stories and then making literary connections as we create something delicious to go along with each story.

    NEW! FUN WITH NUMBERS AND MATH

    Our three- five-year-old introduction to all things numbers class is where 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 four or five-year-old child creatively discover the love of early literature including storytelling, literary connections, and decoding, to encourage a lifelong love of reading. Our goal is for each child to develop their expressive and reflective story skills, leading to verbal creativity and a lifelong love of reading.

    WONDERS OF SCIENCE

    Come explore science concepts with us in this class that caters to ages four and five-year-olds. Your child will learn how and why things work and love to find out as they explore basic scientific concepts with us through hands-on experiments. This class will help develop problem-solving skills and deepen their love of learning.

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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.

    NEW! Chefs-In-Training - K-5th Grade

    Cooking classes by North Shore Cooking Academy Your child will learn lifelong cooking skills in these hands-on classes that incorporate math and measuring, culture and history, and even food science! Students taste what they make at the end of class and, will receive a book of the recipes they created at the completion of the course. *Note: Ingredients may include dairy, egg, wheat, soy and products 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 101

    Grades 2-5 Guitar 101 will focus on the group aspect of guitar performance. As Guitar 101 takes the student through the basics of their instrument and music theory, Guitar 101 will focus more on creating multi-part music as an ensemble, with the end being a performance at the end of the session. The songs will be selected based on the group's skill level. The songs will consist of a rhythm part, lead melody, accompanying melody, and a bass line. Solo sections and advanced progressions are introduced as the group progresses.

    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.

    Y-Time - After School Care - Grades K to 5

    With a focus on safety, heatlh, social growth and academic enhancement, Y after-school programs serve youth with a variety of programs and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. In addition to enhancing what they have learned in school, Y-Time includes the following: -Homework assistance -Free recreation swimming -Creating crafts -Playing sports and games -Exploring fun with food -Add on a class such as dance, swim, yoga or art -Free transportation provided from most area schools For more information, please contact Shannon Cartier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    School Days Off Camp - K- 5th Grade

    Kindergarten - 5th Grade Camp is available every day that Districts 27, 28, 30 and 31 schools are all out! Activities include, field trips, swimming, games and art projects. Register early, as these days fill up quickly! Camps run from 8 am - 6pm on: January 15 February 19 March 5 March 26- 30

    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.

    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.

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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***