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South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

8-Week Program Sessions

Spring Registration starts Monday, April 4th
Spring Session: April 25th-June 19th
All 5-digit Program Codes are for Spring Session Registration

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Expand your child's learning opportunities, enrich physical and emotional needs while enhancing academics in a safe, fun atmosphere. Children foster new friendships, improve social skills and continue to learn and grow every day. 


Parents/chaperones required to stay

Use Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Legos and more to create various structures! We all know that toddlers love to build, and in this guided class they will get the chance to do so. All mini architects welcome! Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Thursday 9:45 - 10:15 am (77295)
Location: Program Center
Fee: Free for WE Facility members, $80 for Program Members

NEW! YOGA FRIENDS (Walking-3yrs)
Miss Varrita has been teaching children gymnastics for years and is ready to expand her reach with our families. Certified by the Yoga Alliance, Varrita will teach yoga to both adults and children in this class. Get your exercise while the little ones learn along! Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Tuesday 9:45am - 10:15am (77320)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80

Get your hands dirty in this adult/child sensory class!  Each week, create sculptures, make our own clay and goo, build sand castles and more! Perfect for the toddler who likes to dig, mix and mold! Parents/chaperones required to stay.
Thursday 10:15 - 10:45 am (77310)
Location: Program Center
Fee: Free with Membership & must register for each session

FAMILY GAME TIME (Walking-3 yrs)
Did you know playing board games teaches counting, sharing, taking turns, word recognition, colors and social skills?  Join Miss Courtney for games each week!  Learn the basics of games such as Don’t Break the Ice, Memory, and more. Parents/chaperones required to stay.
Tuesday 9:45 - 10:15 am (77298)
Location: Program Center
Fee: Free

LET'S GO TO ART (Walking-3 yrs)
Meet and socialize with other young children and families in this art class that will build fine motor skills and spark creativity in everyone. Parents/chaperones required to stay.
Tuesday 9:15-9:45am (77681)
Location: Program Center
Fee:  $80

LET’S GO TO GYM  (Walking-3 yrs)
Meet other children and parents in this fun-filled gym class for your toddler.  Free time in our well -equipped gym will be followed by circle time songs to encourage socialization and active play.  Parents/chaperones required to stay.
Monday 9:30-10:15 am (77304)
Friday   9:00 -9:45 am  (77303) 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $95
Fee: Free for WE Facility members, Friday $95 for Program Members, Monday $83 for Program Members

OPEN GYM (Walking-4yrs)
Spend quality time together and connect with other families in a fun physical environment designed for social interaction and physical activity. The gym is set up with gymnastics equipment, balls, scooters and more to facilitate open play. Unstructured, but supervised. Parents/chaperones to participate. Registration is required.
Thursday 9:00 - 9:45am (77311)
Location: Y Gym
Free with Membership & must register for each session

MUSIC & ME (Walking-4 yrs)
Benefit from social interactions with peers while gaining an appreciation for music by learning songs, playing instruments, parachutes and participating in marching bands.  Parents/chaperones required to stay. Registration is required.
Wednesday 9:00- 9:30 am (77311) 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership & must register for each session



(All classes are drop-off)

This class introduces students to steps at the barre, floor progressions and center.  Students grow familiar with terminology, musicality, rhythm, and creative movement.  Children explore French while allowing skills to develop.  Plus, we have a lot of fun! Ballet is for the first 30 minutes. Tap is the last 15 minutes.
Saturday 10:15 - 11:00 am (77317)
Location: Civic House
Fee: $95

Children experience basic elements of ballet, tap, and jazz.  Young dancers develop motor skills and understanding of dance terminology.  Dancers get a chance to explore free movement throughout the eight weeks.
Saturday 9:15 - 10:00 am (77316)
Civic House
Fee: $80

Looking to introduce your toddler to our enrichment programs?  Miss Courtney is ecstatic to bring our new music program to the ECLC.  Learn basic musical terminology, notes on the staff, rhythm and more through fun and interactive activities.  Children will picked up from class and brought to the program center.
Wednesday 9:45 - 10:15 am (77301)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $75

Miss Courtney, our resident musical genius, is ecstatic to bring our new music program to the ECLC.  Your child will learn musical terminology, notes on the staff, treble and bass clefs, counting measures and more through fun and interactive activities.  Children will be picked up from class and brought to the Program Center.
Wednesday 10:30 - 11:00 (77302)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $75

BALLET (3-5yrs)
This class introduces students to steps at the barre, floor progressions and center. This class is designed to introduce and grow familiarity with terminology, musicality, rhythm, and creative movement.
Thursday: 11:00 - 11:45am (77294)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $95

HIP HOP DANCE (5-8 yrs) Not offered in Spring
Let's get grooving!  This class is designed to introduce Hip-Hop culture through the element of dance. All music is age-appropriate.  All levels welcome, come comfortably dressed! Participants enrolled in SACC at the Program Center will picked up for class.
Tuesday 3:45 - 4:30 pm
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $50

MUSICAL THEATRE (3-5yrs) Not offered in Spring
Does your child love to dance, act and sing? Then this is the right class! Learn the basics of being on stage from a highly experienced instructor. Improv exercises, theatre games, vocal warmups, dance combinations and movement routines will be taught throughout this 8 week course.
Friday 10:00 - 10:45am 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $100

FUNKY DANCE (3-5yrs) Not offered in Spring
This active class with fast pace dancing will instill a love of movement through organized dances that the participants will learn to perform together.
Friday 11:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Program Center 
Fee: Friday $88


(Drop off classes for preschool age children)

NEW! Little Historians (3-5yrs)
Prepare to time travel back to the medieval ages when kings, queens, serfs and peasants lived. Learn a different way of life and join Miss Courtney in an exploration of mythology (unicorns and dragons, oh my!) and noble knights. Act out the different roles people held and recreate some of their fashion styles.
Friday: 10:00 - 10:45am (77315)
Program Center
Fee: $98

Work on reading comprehension in this new class that helps word recognition in the context of a story. Each week, students will read a book and complete a project that correlates to the plot. Learn the pieces of the story and work from beginning and middle to end! The goal of this class is to increase reading comprehension at a basic level in our preschoolers. This class is perfect for students previously in Fun with Phonics, as they will using the principles learned in this class.
Friday 11:00 - 11:30am (77318) 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $88

We want to encourage STEM-based learning throughout all age levels.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  In this basic tinkering class, students explore creating and designing projects at the tiniest level!  Curriculum includes building towers, utilizing gears and tools as well as facilitated free play that allows for adventurous construction!
Thursday 11:00 - 11:30 am (77296)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80

The basics of Spanish are taught through play, song, stories and conversation.  We'll explore the culture and learn colors, numbers, animals, shapes and more.
Thursday 2:00-2:45 pm (77307)
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $100

Fun with phonics is a great way to enhance vocabulary, as well as improve on letter, word and sound recognition. Through songs, stories, crafts and other activities, children will get a grasp of the alphabet in a whole new way. See the students’ finished work at our Family Enrichment Night!
Monday: 10:00 - 10:45 am (77300) 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $86

MATH in MOTION* (3-5yrs)
Children gain a better understanding of mathematical concepts by participating in a variety of physical activities, cooperative play, and games designed to strengthen number recognition, counting, patterns and sequencing. See the students’ finished work at our Family Enrichment Night!
Monday: 11:00 - 11:45am (77319) 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $86
*Register for both Fun with Phonics and Math In Motion for a price break. (77299) $140

LITTLE CHEFS (3-5 yrs)
Children will make lunch and be introduced one healthy new food item each week and learn how to easily add them to meals so they can become stronger and healthier. Children will cook their lunch and eat it too in this creative class for preschoolers.
Thursday 11:30 - 12:30pm (77308)
Friday 11:30 - 12:30 pm (77309)
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $135

CREATE & COOK (3-5 yrs)
This class adds an extra half hour art project to our current cooking class! Each themed week we will make a food project and an art project tied to the theme. Perfect for the child who has immense creativity and likes to explore! This class is taught by Miss Kerlandia and Miss Alex.
Monday 12:00 – 1:00 pm (77297)
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $127

Prepare to get messy! This class will introduce children to scientific concepts while getting their hands dirty. Make oobleck and cloud dough, play with gel beads, erupt a volcano and more crazy projects.
Monday 10:30 - 11:15am (77312) 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $88

Save the day!  Train with us in the gym as we learn to run, jump, tumble and climb over obstacles!  Each superhero gets a cape and certificate upon completion of the training. A great way to get your preschooler into gymnastics in a theme-oriented way. 
Monday: 10:30-11:15am (77313)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $88




Captain America, Spiderman, Batman - they all started as ideas and drawings on a page! Comic Art and Cartooning is a great way to stretch your drawing muscles and create some amazing masterpieces.  Learn how to design characters, draw figures and sequence storyboards to put together your book.  At the end of the 8 week session, students will have their own comic book to bring home.  Participants enrolled in SACC at the Program Center will be picked up for class.
Wednesday: 3:45 - 4:45 pm (77305)
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $80

Y CHEERLEADING (6 - 12yrs)
Join our new Cheerleading class! Our all new class will teach a variety of cheers with pom-poms, jumps and basic level stunting. Our cheerleaders may also get an opportunity to cheer at a real game!
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm (77314)
Location: Civic House
Fee: $100




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Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm


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Upcoming Events


Spring Registration


Vacation Camp

June 22nd-24th

SACC Film Festival

Friday, June 10th

7:30pm Maplewood Middle School


Safety Around Water
June 14th, 15th, 16th


Teen Game Night 

Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm



Community Service Opportunity


Spring Basketball Programs


Summer Basketball Programs


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