West Essex YMCA

Arts & Humanities

Parent/Child Classes

Smart Hands  (Ages 12-24 months) (Parent-Child)

In a playful, educational environment, parent and baby will learn about basic signs that will help you communicate with your children more.  Small snack will be provided.


Learn, Play, Grow  (Ages 12-36 months) (Parent-Child)

Join your child in exploring their surrounding in fun and interactive ways.  Circle time games, songs and messy play all await in this class.


Messy Art  (Ages 3-5) (Parent-Child)

Get messy with your child as their curiosity runs wild with paint, shaving cream, play dough, colors, & MUCH MORE!


Academic, Arts and Humanities

Fun with Phonics (Ages 3-5)

A superb way to enhance vocabulary as well as improve on letter, word and sound recognition.  Children will learn the alphabet in a fun and engaging way. 
Taught by certified teacher.


Lights, Camera, Action (Drama) (Ages 3-5)

Kids will learn the art of storytelling and plays through puppets and other fun creative props.


Smart Hands   (Ages 3-5)

Preschool kids will learn basic sign language signs and be able to increase their signing language.  Small snack will be provided.


Pint Size Picasso (Ages 4-6)

A class with the perfect amount of structure and open art creativity time! A mix of projects that work on fine motor skills like cutting, gluing and coloring that will be yours to take home.


Builders Club (Ages 4-6)

Kids will work on fine motor skills and critical thinking as they build creations out of household materials and fun building blocks such as: legos and k'nexs.


Little Scientists (Ages 4-6)

Tiny scientists love this class where we test experiments and watch how ingredients come together to create surprising reactions.


Let's Dance (Ages 5-11) (Free for facility members)

Learn easy dance moves in a class setting that focuses on teamwork, leadership skills and physical activity while having fun.


Science Explorers  (Ages 7-12)


The Art Club! (Ages 7 -12)

Your child will be introduced to a new artist each week and discuss style and technique to create their own masterpiece.


Lights, Camera, Action (Drama) (Ages 7-12)

Kids will learn techniques of acting and theatre in a fun and engaging way.  They will put on a mini play for the parents at the end of the session.