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South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes


8-Week Program Sessions

Winter 1:  Jan. 4 – Feb. 28

All 5-digit Program Codes are for Winter 1 Session Registration

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Our enrichment programs are designed to expand your child's learning opportunities, enriching their physical and emotional needs while enhancing academic needs in a safe and fun atmosphere.  As a result, children foster new friendship, improve social skills and their chances to learn and grow every day. 




NEW! FROZEN FRIENDS (walking - 3 yrs)
What better way to explore the seasons than with a winter-focused class? Each week, create and explore winter through art, games, music and pure fun! We will build snowpeople, sing our favorite winter songs, make an igloo, and create snowflakes. Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Tuesday 10:00 - 10:30am (75186)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $50


NEW! LUNCH AND A MOVIE (walking - 3 yrs)
It’s lunch time! Let’s work together on making our lunches. Throughout the 8 weeks, we will jump into 8 different movie themes and cook a healthy lunch and “dessert.” In addition to cooking, participants will watch an hour-long film that their food is based on. Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00pm (75496)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $95


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 a few games each week!  Learn the basics of games such as Don’t Break the Ice, Memory, and more. Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Friday 10:00 - 10:30am (75476)
Location: Program Center
Fee: Free


SENSORY EXPLORERS (walking - 3 yrs)
Get your hands dirty in this adult/child sensory class!  Each week, we will create sculptures, make our own clay and goo, build sand castles and more fun activities from various medium. This class is perfect for the toddler who likes to dig, mix and mold! Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Friday 9:30 - 10:00am (75179)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80


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 are required to stay.
Tuesday 9:15-9:45am   (75199)
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 and you.   Free time in our well -equipped gym will be followed by circle time songs to encourage socialization and active play.  Parents/chaperones are required to stay.
Monday 9:30-10:15am (75171)
Friday   9:00 -9:45am  (75154) 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $95


FAMILY GYM (walking - 5yrs)
Families will benefit from an opportunity to spend quality time together and with other families in a fun physical environment designed for social interaction and physical activity. Activities will include basketball, soccer, hoops, scooters, volleyball, and other sports and games. Unstructured, but supervised. Child must participate with at least one parent/ guardian. Registration is required.
Thursday 9:00 - 9:45am (75153)
Location: Y Gym
Free with Membership & must register for each session


SIT WITH SEUSS (2 - 4 yrs) 
Children will gather around to hear a story from our enthusiastic theatre instructor. Following story time, the children will complete a craft that fits the theme. Each story this session will be a book by the famed Dr. Seuss.
Wednesday 9:30- 10:00am (75179)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $50


MUSIC & ME (2 - 4 yrs)
Children will 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 are required to stay. Registration is required.
Wednesday 9:00- 9:30 am (75157) 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership & must register for each session



(All classes are drop-off)

NEW! HIP HOP DANCE (5 - 12yrs)
Introducing our new dance program! This class is designed to introduce the Hip-Hop culture through the element of dance.  We begin with the basic warm-up to stretch and tone the body, followed by across the floor progressions, concluded with a fun and energetic routine.  All levels welcome, come comfortably dressed! Participants enrolled in SACC at the Program Center will be picked up for class.
Tuesday 3:45 - 4:45pm (75187)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $50


Does your child love to dance, act and sing? Then this is the class for them! Children will 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.
Monday 10:00 - 10:45am (75185) 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $100


In this basic class, children will experience elements of ballet, tap and jazz. Through fun and exciting activities, young dancers will develop motor skills and understanding of dance terminology. Dancers will get a chance to explore free movement through the eight weeks.
Tuesday 11:00-11:45am (75468) 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $80

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 (75200)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $95


FUNKY DANCE (3-5yrs)
This active class with fast pace dancing will instill a love of movement through organized dances that the participants will learn to perform together.
Monday 11:00 - 11:30 am (75189)
Location: Program Center 
Fee: Monday $88



(Drop off classes for preschool age children)

CARING KIDS (3 - 5 yrs)
At the Y we believe in being Caring, Honest, Respectful and Responsible. Add some community service to their day and help them learn the value of giving back. Each class will focus on a new project based in service learning. Examples of potential projects are valentines for troops or bracelets for children in the hospital.
Thursday 10:30 - 11:15am (75183)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $80


The basics of Spanish will be taught in various mediums such as play, song, stories and conversation.  In addition to experiencing the culture, participants will learn colors, numbers, animals, shapes and more.
Thursday 2:00-2:45 pm (75184)


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. See the students’ finished work at our Family Enrichment Night!
Friday 10:00 - 10:45 am (75156) 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $98


MATH in MOTION (3 - 5yrs)**
Children will 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!
Friday 11:00 - 11:45am (75163) 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $98
**Register for both Fun with Phonics and Math in Motion and receive a price break. (75164) $160


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 (75142)
Friday 11:30 - 12:30 pm (75165)

Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $135


CREATE & COOK (3 - 5 yrs)
A new play on our current cooking class, this class adds an extra half hour art project! Each week will have a theme and the children will make a food project and an art project that tie into the theme. Perfect for the child who has immense creativity and likes to explore! This class will be taught by Miss Kerlandia and Miss Alex.
Monday 11:30 – 1:00 pm (75162)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $150


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.
Wednesday 10:30 - 11:15am (75472) 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100


Go beyond finger painting with this colorful class. Little artists will learn about famous painters and sculptors while recreating their techniques. Artists explored include Van Gogh, Matisse, Michelangelo, Picasso, Monet and more. Each child will get a temporary smock, so don’t worry about their clothes!
Thursday 10:00-10:45 am (75473) 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $95


BUSY BUILDERS (3 - 5 yrs)
Keep little hands busy with this building class!  Legos, wood, popsicle sticks, tinker toys and other mediums will be used to experience architecture and construction.  Each week, participants will focus on a new project.  This class is perfect for active fingers and minds!
Monday 10:30 - 11:15am (75471)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $90




STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (5 - 12 yrs)
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, all of which will be covered in this class.  With Mr. Harry, learn about various scientific principles through crazy and fun experiments.  Each week will feature a new topic to be explored!
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00pm (75474)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $80


Chess Club (5 - 12 yrs)
Learn the beginning steps to become a great chess player. This class will introduce different strategies, piece movement and basic game play which will enhance self- esteem, and strategic thinking. 
Tuesday 6:15 - 7:00pm (75158)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $60


Y CHEERLEADING (6 - 12yrs)
Join our new Cheer leading class! Our all new cheerleading class will teach a variety of cheers with pom-poms, as well as jumps and basic level stunting. Our cheerleaders may also get an opportunity to cheer at a real game!
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm (75475)
Location: Civic House
Fee: $100




13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Tues-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm

Early Childhood

Learning Center


10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm


Membership Application

WINTER I Session registration

Winter I Class Schedule


Upcoming Events


February March 2016

Vacation Camp 


Kids Night Out

February 13th


Heart Disease Prevention Info Session

Tuesday, February 16th 7:30pm


Teen Movie Night

Saturday, February 20th 7:30pm-10pm

Grades 5th-8th


Marrow Donor Registry Drive

Saturday, February 20th 9am-1pm

Ages 18-55 years


Teen Game Night 

Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm



Community Service Opportunity