South Mountain YMCA


Enrichment Classes

8-Week Program 

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145
Winter 2 Registration is now!
Winter 2 Session:  February 27-April 23rd
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

Parents/chaperones participation required 

Tiny Tumblers I (Walking – 2 ½ yrs)
This introduction to gymnastics develops gross motor skills with rolling, balancing, swinging and crawling. Have fun stretching, playing parachute games, running obstacle courses, skill building, singing and more in a structured environment. Our terrific class helps children transition into more independent gymnastics and sports classes.
Monday 9:00-9:30 am    (84220)
Thursday 9:00-9:30am   [Winter 1 ONLY]
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $74 Program Members, Free for WE Facility Members
Instructor: Miss Alyssa 

Tiny Tumblers II (2 – 3 ½ 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.
Thursday 9:00-9:45am (84221) Winter 2 ONLY
Fee:
$74 for Program Members, Free for WE Facility Members
Friday 9:00-9:45am (84222)
Fee: $88 for Program Members, Free for WE Facility Members
Location: Y Gym
Instructor: Miss Alyssa (Thursday); Miss Gail (Friday)

Puppet Play (Walking - 3 yrs)
Learn the art of storytelling through all types of puppets! Each week, we create a new puppet using assorted materials.
Monday 9:00-9:30am (84214)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Yoga Friends (Walking - 3 yrs)
Get your exercise while the little ones learn along! Certified by Yoga Alliance, Varrita teaches yoga to both adults and children in this class. Parent/chaperone required to participate.
Tuesday 9:00-9:30am (84201)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Varrita

Sensory Explorers (Walking - 3 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 participate.

Thursday 9:30-10:00am (84215)
Location:
Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each sessios
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Music & Me (Walking – 4 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. 
Wednesday 9:00-9:30am (84212) 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership.  Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Courtney & Miss Alyssa

Let’s Go to Art (Walking - 3 yrs)
Have fun with friends creating different projects each week to take home and display!
Wednesday 9:30-10:00am (84209)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $74 for Program Members, Free for WE Facility members
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

Building Buddies (Walking - 3 yrs)
Come build soaring towers using Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, Legos and more! All mini architects welcome!
Thursday 9:00-9:30am (84204)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $74 for Program Members, Free for WE Facility Members
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Giggle & Groove (0 – 4 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.
Tuesday 9:30-10:00am (84207) 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Gail

NEW! Nature Navigators (Walking - 3 yrs)
This class sparks your child's delight in the outdoors. We create nature art projects and learn about wide-ranging wildlife.
Parent/chaperone participation required
Friday 9:15-9:45am (84201)
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Winter Wonders (Walking - 2 yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2 
Come in from the cold to investigate what makes winter great. Make “snow”, explore the changing weather and sing winter songs.
Friday 9:15-9:45am 
Location: Program Center
Free with Membership. Must register for each session
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Language Explorers (Walking – 3 yrs)
Discover new languages in this basic class. Songs, games, and projects will help participants hear and become familiar with various languages.
Friday 9:45-10:15am (84208)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $74 for Program Members, Free for WE Facility Members
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Silly Science (Walking – 3 yrs)
Tiny scientists love this class where we test experiments and watch how ingredients come together to create surprising reactions.
Monday 9:30-10:00am (84216)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $74 for Program Members, Free for WE Facility Members
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Open Play (Walking - 3yrs)
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-9:00am (84213)
Location: Y Gym
Free with Membership. Must register for each session

Family Game Time (Walking - 3 yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
Learn the basics of board games such as Don’t Break the Ice, Memory, and more.  We practice counting, sharing, taking turns, word
recognition, and colors. Discover a new game each week!  Parent/chaperone required to participate.
Free with Membership. Must register for each session

Team for Tots (Walking – 2 1/2 yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
Parachute play, relay races and sports including soccer, basketball and more! Parent/chaperone required to participate.

PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

(All classes are drop-off)

Mini Music Makers (2 - 3yrs)
Explore the  heart of music and rhythm with musical instruments, toe tapping music and silly songs.  Learn basic musical vocabulary, notes on the staff, and more through encouraging activities. Staff picks up ECLC students and brings to/from class.
Wednesday10:00-10:45am (84211
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $65
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Ballet I (3 - 4yrs)
Young dancers develop the fundamentals of creative movement, explore free motion and grasp an understanding of dance language. Ballet slippers are recommended, not required. Mini Recital performance is at the end of the session.
Thursday 10:15-11:00am (84202)
Saturday 9:00am-9:30am (84248)
Location: Thursdays Y Program Center; Saturdays Baby Gym
Fee: Thursdays $88 (45 min), Saturdays $70
Instructor: Miss Gail

Ballet II (4 - 6yrs)
Dancers move through steps at the barre, floor progressions and center. We introduce and incorporate terminology, musicality, rhythm, and creative movement. Dancers are kept on their toes exploring new vocabulary and establishing dance routines.  Ballet slippers are recommended not required. Mini Recital performance is at the end of the session.
Thursday 11:15-12:00pm (84203)
Saturday 9:45am-10:30am (84184)
Location: Thursdays Y Program Center; Saturdays Baby Gym
Fee: $88
Instructor: Miss Gail

Bitty Ballerinas (2.5 yrs-3 yrs)
A special class for toddlers ready for the next step in a drop off class. Ballet slippers are recommended, not required.
Thursday 9:30am-10:00am (84226)
Location: Y Program Center
Fee: $70
Instructor: Miss Gail

Musical Theatre (5 - 12yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2
We love musical theater at the Y and we're thrilled to be rehearsing for Seussical! Show dates April 28th-30th

Cirque du SOMA (5 - 10yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
Come one, come all! This fusion class combines gymnastics, dance, performance, and circus arts. We explore floor acrobatics, the trampoline, obstacle courses, tightrope, hooping and suspension.  Plus, we practice with circus props such as ribbons, hoops, juggling scarves & bubbles!

Funky Dance (3-5yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
This active, fast paced class instills a love of movement through dances that we learn to perform together.

Hip Hop Dance (5-8 yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
Let's get grooving!  Designed to introduce Hip-Hop culture through dance and movement. All music is age-appropriate.  All levels welcome, come comfortably dressed! Staff brings SAAC students enrolled at the Program Center to/from class.

Global exploration

(Drop off classes for preschool age children)

Language Explorers (Walking – 3 yrs)
Discover new languages! Songs, games, and projects help participants get to know the sounds and words of other languages.
Parent/chaperone participation required.
Friday 9:45-10:15am (84208)
Location:
Program Center
Fee: $74 for Program Members, Free for WE Facility Members
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Cooking Around the World (3 - 5 yrs)
Introduce children to new cultures! We explore a new country or culture each week and cook lunch along with one “sweet” item.  The focus is on keeping meals healthy.
Friday 11:30-12:45pm (84205)
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $140
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

Global Travelers (3-5yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER 2
Travel around the world in 8 weeks! Each week we feature a country to learn about the language, food, clothing, music and architecture. Our Global Travel “passports” are stamped throughout the 8 weeks to collect the places they go!
Monday 11:00 - 11:45am
Location: Program Center
Fee: $88 

auxiliary academics

All About Animals (3-5yrs)
Did you know the platypus is a mammal that lays eggs? We learn about animals, habitats and physical attributes by science awareness. We focus on new terminology, problem-solve through experimentation and gain a new understanding & appreciation of animals
Monday 10:00-10:45am (84223)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $88
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

Slimy Science (3-5yrs)
Prepare to get messy! We introduce kids to scientific concepts while getting our hands dirty. Make oobleck, cloud dough, play with gel beads, erupt volcanos and create many more crazy projects!
Friday 10:30-11:15am (84217) 
Location:
Program Center
Fee: $88

Junior Jedi Masters (3-5yrs) 
Embracing Star Wars principles, we train both mind and body to build new Jedi Masters! We explore space, infused with a bit of math basics to provide an unforgettable learning experience. Each Jedi will get a certificate of completion and lightsaber.
Friday 9:30-10:15am (84225) 
Location: Program Center
Fee: $92
Instructor: Miss Alyssa & Miss Gail

Tiny Tinkerers (3 - 4 yrs)
We create and design projects at the tiniest level! Curriculum includes building towers, utilizing gears and tools as well as free play to allow for adventurous construction! We incorporate STEM based learning. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Thursday 10:00 -10:30am (84219)
Location: Program Center
Fee: $74
Instructor: Miss Courtney

Little Chefs (3 - 5 yrs)
Our little chefs  learn different food preparation techniques as they make their own lunches and one “sweet” for dessert. We focus on keeping it healthy and introduce nutrition into preschoolers’ vocabulary. We also create a cookbook so you can try these yummy recipes at home!
Thursday 11:30-12:45pm (84210)
Location: Creation Station 
Fee: $140
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

Fun with Phonics (3 - 5 yrs)
Fun with phonics is a fantastic way to enhance vocabulary and improve on letter, word and sound recognition. Through songs, stories, crafts and other activities, children grasp of the alphabet in a completely new way. 
Monday 11:00-11:45 am (84206) 
Location: Program Center 
Fee: $88
Instructor: Miss Alyssa

The Art of Comics and Cartooning (5 - 12 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 (84186) 
Location: Creation Station
Fee: $75

Math in Motion (3 - 5yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
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.

Discover Dinos (3-5yrs) NOT OFFERED IN WINTER SESSIONS
Go back 65 million years to learn about dinosaurs! Our Preschool Paleontologists make their own fossils and volcanoes while studying all you want to know about dinosaurs. A science class for all dino lovers!

 

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