South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

8-Week Program 

Register Online or call (973) 762-4145
Fall 2 Registration starts October 11th
Fall 2 Session:  October 30th - December 24th
Class Grid Fall 2 2017
We design all our classes to expand children’s learning and curiosity. Our goal is to enrich physical and emotional needs while enhancing academics in a safe, fun and creative atmosphere.  As a result, children foster new friendships, develop social skills and grow more inquisitive every day. 

Adult / Child Classes

Tiny Tumblers I (Walking – 2 yrs)
This introduction to basic gymnastics develops skills with rolling, balancing, swinging and crawling. Parachute games, singing and obstacles courses are part of the fun! Parents/chaperones participation required 
Monday 9:00-9:30 am   
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Miss Nya

Tiny Tumblers II (2 – 3 yrs) *Teacher recommendation or evaluation required
Our toddler class is for more advanced instruction and for those who have taken Tiny Tumblers I or other gym classes. No class 11/24. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Friday 9:00-9:45 am      
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $86 
Instructor: Miss Gail & Miss Nya

Added Day! Giggle & Groove (0 - 2 ½ yrs)
Shake, rattle and roll to the beat with music that gets your toes tapping! Dress in comfortable clothing. Parents with infants in wearable baby carries are welcome to join the fun. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Wednesday 9:30-10:00am   
Saturday 9:00-9:30am
Location: Program Center (Wednesday); Civic House (Saturday)
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Gail & Miss Nya (Wednesday); Miss Juliette & Miss Gail (Saturday)

Back this session! Building Buddies (walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Use Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, LEGO bricks and more to create various structures! Featuring our favorite Big Blue Blocks. No class 11/24. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Friday 9:45-10:15 am      
Location: 
Y Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: 
Mr. Shaun & Mr. Tyler

NEW! Mini Heroes (walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Our little heroes get the chance to save the day! Train with us as we learn to run, jump, tumble and climb over obstacles. This class is a great way for toddlers to work on gross motor skills while using superhero themes. No class 11/23. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Thursday 9:00-9:30 am      
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee: 
$70  
Instructor: 
Miss Nya & Mr. Tyler

Puppet Play (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Learn the art of storytelling through all types of puppets! Each week, we create a new puppet using assorted materials. No class 11/23. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Thursday 9:30-10:00am 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Mr. Tyler

NEW! Yoga & Play (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Certified by the Yoga Alliance, Varrita teaches yoga to adults while toddlers have their own fun. While Miss Varrita teaches her class in the main room, little ones are entertained in one of our classrooms. This class has limited capacity, register early! Parent/chaperone required to stay.
Tuesday 9:30-10:15am 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $90
Instructor: Miss Varrita (Yoga); Miss Gail (Play)

Sensory Explorers (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Get your hands dirty in this sensational sensory class!  Each week, we create sculptures, make clay, form goo and more! This class is perfect for the toddler who likes to dig, mix and mold! Parent/chaperone required to stay.
Monday 9:00-9:30am 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80
Instructor: Miss Courtney & Mr. Tyler

Music & Me (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Explore melodies with instruments, stomp around on our Giant Piano Mat and soak up music vocabulary. We sing songs and play instruments in games and activities. Parent/chaperone required to stay.
Monday 9:30-10:00am 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Courtney & Mr. Tyler

Let’s Go to Art (Walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Have fun with friends creating different projects each week to take home and display! Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Wednesday 9:00-9:30am 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Miss Gail & Miss Nya

Silly Science (Walking – 3 yrs)
Tiny scientists love this class where we test experiments and watch how ingredients come together to create surprising reactions. No class 11/24. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Friday 9:15-9:45am
Location: Program Center
Fee: $70 
Instructor: Mr. Tyler & Mr. Shaun

Open Play (Walking - 3 yrs)
Open Play is three days a week and is only for children currently enrolled an Adult/Child class. Shake out your wiggles before classes begin at this unstructured, supervised free play. No class 11/23 or 11/24. Participation required; one adult per child. Registration is required
Times: Monday 8:30-9:00am; Thursday 8:30-9:00am; Friday 8:30-9:00am. 
Location: Y Gym
Free with Membership. Must register for each session

NOT IN FALL 2 SESSION

Team for Tots (Walking - 2½ yrs)
Parachute play, relay races and sports including soccer, basketball and more!  Parents/chaperones participation required. 

Auxiliary Academics

Discover Dinos (3 - 5 yrs)
Our Preschool Paleontologists make their own fossils and volcanoes while studying all you want to know about dinosaurs. No class 11/24.
Friday 10:30-11:15am 
Location:
Program Center
Fee: $88
Instructor: Mr. Tyler

Math in Motion (3 - 5 yrs) 
Gain a better understanding of mathematical concepts by participating in physical activities, cooperative play, and games designed to strengthen number recognition, counting, patterns and sequencing.
Monday 11:00-11:45pm 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Tyler

New Instructor! Little Chefs (3 - 5 yrs)
Our chefs get to the basics in this fun introduction to cooking. Taught by a trained chef, children are encouraged to explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe by the end of each hour to take home. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Senses are used to identify foods through tasting, touching, and smelling. We also create a cookbook to try the yummy recipes at home! No class 11/23 or 11/24.
Thursday 11:30-12:30pm 
Friday 11:30-12:30pm
Location: Creation Station 
Fee: $123
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

NEW! Super Foodies (4 - 5 yrs)
Young chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids explore their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients. No class 11/24.
Friday 2:00-3:00pm
Location: Creation Station 
Fee: $123
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

NEW! Grub Club (5 - 7 yrs)
Budding chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids explore their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients. No class 11/24.
Friday 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Creation Station 
Fee: $123
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

NEW! Chefs in Training (7 - 11 yrs)
Budding chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids explore their own culinary creative side by making a range of recipes, from homemade pasta to fresh-baked pies! We focus on healthy, nutritious eating and introduce your child to a wide variety of fresh ingredients. No class 11/23.
Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
Location: Creation Station 
Fee: $123
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

NEW Beginner Chess (Grades K - 2) 
Learn the first steps to becoming a great chess player. This is a great way for children to learn and practice chess together. This class will introduce different strategies, piece movement and basic game play which will enhance self esteem, strategic thinking and sportsmanship in non-athletic games. No class 12/5. Staff picks up SACC students enrolled at the Program Center and brings to/from class.
Tuesday 4:30-5:15pm
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $70
Instructor: Miss Gail

The Art of Comics and Cartooning (5 - 8 yrs) 
Captain America, Spiderman, Batman- all started as ideas and drawings on a page! Learn to design characters, draw figure and sequence storyboards to create a comic book of your own! Together we stretch our drawing muscles and produce some amazing masterpieces. No class 11/22 or 12/6. Staff picks up SACC students enrolled at the Program Center and brings to/from class.
Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $70
Instructor: Miss Gail