South Mountain YMCA

Enrichment Classes

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall 1 - Sept. 8-Nov. 1

All 5-digit Program Codes are for Fall 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. 


 PARENT / TOT Classes


NEW!!  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 Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and more.
Friday 10:00 - 10:30am (72914)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $50

NEW!!  CLAY WITH ME (walking - 3 yrs)
Get your hands dirty in this adult/child sculpture class!  Each week, we will create different sculptures from various medium.  Participants will also get to try their hand at making their own clay and goo.  This class is perfect for the sensory explorer.
Friday 9:30 - 10:00am (72890)
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   
Location: Program Center
Fee:  $79

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 9:30-10:15 am (71698)
Friday   9:00 -9:45 am  (71721)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Monday, $80 - Friday, $90 a family night.jpg

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. An example of a project would be making kaleidoscopes to explore the world like Max from Where the Wild Things Are.
Wednesday 9:30- 10:00am (71764)
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 (71725)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership & must register for each session






(Drop off classes for preschool age children)

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. The final class will culminate in a performance during Family Enrichment Night.
Monday 10:00 - 10:45am (71769) 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $88

Introducing our new dance program! 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. The final class will culminate in a performance during Family Enrichment Night.
Tuesday 11:00-11:45am (71765)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100

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. The final class will culminate in a performance during Family Enrichment Night.
Monday 11:00 - 11:30 am (71691)
Location: Program Center
Fee: Monday $85



(Drop off classes for pre school age children)

NEW!!  I CAN LEARN SPANISH (3 - 5 yrs)
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.
Tuesday 2:00 - 2:45pm (72909)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $120

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 (71724)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100

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 (71688)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $95
**Register for both Fun with Phonics and Math in Motion and receive a price break. (71709) $155

CRAZY COOKS (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. Get a copy of our “Crazy Cooks Recipe Book” at our Family Enrichment Night!
Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30pm (71684)
Friday 11:30 - 12:30 pm (71717)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $130

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 run by two of our amazing enrichment instructors.
Monday 11:30 – 1:00 pm (71762)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $155

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. See one of the students’ finished projects at our Family Enrichment Night!
Wednesday 11:00-11:45 am (71770)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100

MESSY ART (3-5yrs)
Go beyond finger painting with this colorful class. Little artists will learn about famous painters and sculptors while recreating their techniques. Using disciplines such as pointillism, children will have fun completing masterpieces with their hands. Each child will get a temporary smock, so don’t worry about their clothes! Catch student artwork at our Family Enrichment Night!
Thursday 10:00-10:45 am (71766)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $100

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 11:00 - 11:45am (73133)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $90


School Age Enrichment Classes


NEW!!  STEM (6 - 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 (73132)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee: $80

Y CHEER LEADING (6 - 12yrs) ***
Join our new Cheer leading class! Our all new cheer leading class will teach a variety of cheers with pom-poms, as well as jumps and basic level stunting. Our cheerleaders will also get an opportunity to cheer at a real game!
Saturday 12:30-1:30pm (71761)
Location: Civic House
Fee: $140, includes t-shirt




13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Mon: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040


  • Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-7:00 pm

How to Register Online


Fall 1 Class Grids:
Preschool Age
School Age Children


11/2/15: Fall 2 Session Classes Start!

Fall 2 Class Grids:
Preschool Age
School Age Children


Upcoming Events 

Vacation Camp: Nov. 3, 5, & 6

Skateboard Clinic (Ages 5-14)
American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course
Family Royal Ball: (Click Here)
Game Night - Every Friday Night at 7:30-9:30pm
8/17  Registration Starts for FALL Classes
NEW Youth Theatre Program! -
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