South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes 8-Week Program 

Register Online or call (973) 762-4145
Winter 1 Session:  January 6th - March 2nd
Winter 2 Session: March 3rd - April 27th 
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
Thursday 9:00-9:30 am [WINTER 2 ONLY]
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Miss Nya (with Ms Tina on Mondays)

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. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Friday 9:00-9:45 am      

Location: Y Gym
Fee: $98 
Instructor: Miss Nya

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. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Thursday 9:00-9:30 am
[WINTER 1 ONLY]
Location: 
Y Gym
Fee: 
$80  
Instructor: 
Miss Nya & Mr. Tyler

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   
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Gail & Ms Tina

Language Explorers (walking - 2 ½ yrs)
Discover new languages in this basic class. Songs, games, and projects will help participants hear and become familiar with various languages. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Monday 9:00-9:30 am      
Location: 
Y 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

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. 
*NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2*

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 & Ms Tina

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. Parents/chaperones participation required. 
Thursday 9:30-10:00am 
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Mr. Tyler & Ms Tina

Silly Science (Walking – 3 yrs)
Tiny scientists love this class where we test experiments and watch how ingredients come together to create surprising reactions. Parents/chaperones participation required.
Friday 9:15-9:45am
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $80 
Instructor: Mr. Tyler & Mr. Shaun

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.
Friday 9:45-10:15am 
Location:
 Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
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. 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

Auxiliary Academics

Fun with Phonics (3 - 5 yrs) 
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. 
*NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2*

Slimy Science (3 - 5 yrs)
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 fun projects.
Friday 10:30-11:15am 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $100
Instructor: Mr. Tyler

NEW! Language Learners (3 - 5 yrs)
Discover new languages in this exploratory preschool class. Songs, games, and projects will help participants hear and become familiar with various languages.
Monday 11:15am-12:00pm 
Location:
 Program Center
Fee: $100
Instructor: Miss Courtney & Mr. Tyler

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. Staff picks up SACC students enrolled at the Program Center and brings to/from class.
Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm
Location:
 Creation Station
Fee: $85
Instructor: Miss Gail

Culinary Adventures with Chef Lila

Little Chefs (3 - 5 yrs)
Our chefs get to the basics in this fun introduction to cooking. Taught by a trained chef, children 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!
Thursday 11:30-12:30pm 
Friday 11:30-12:30pm
Location: Creation Station 
Fee: $145
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea & Mr. Tyler

Active Foodies (3 - 5 yrs)
For the first half of class, children explore food preparation techniques as they make a delicious and healthy recipe, taught by a trained chef. We introduce proper kitchen hygiene and advance children's fine and gross motor skills through measuring, stirring, and kneading. Following their recipe preparation, kids will have a half hour gym class to get them moving and playing!
Monday 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: Creation Station/Y Gym
Fee: $165
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea & Ms Tina

Super Foodies (4 - 5 yrs)
Young chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids discover 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.
Friday 2:00-3:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $145
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

Grub Club (5 - 7 yrs)
Budding chefs explore baking and cooking under the guidance of a professional chef to learn advanced cooking skills. Kids discover 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.
Friday 4:00-5:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $145
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea

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 discover 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.
Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
Location:
 Creation Station 
Fee: $145
Instructor: Chef Lila Lea