Early Childhood Enrichment Programming

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The Y has a variety of programs for even the youngest New Yorkers. From pre-school to music class, the Y helps babies become toddlers, and toddlers become strong kids — all through programs grounded in our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


BEGINNERS BALLET
Wednesdays 1:10-2:00 PM or 2:10-3:00 PM
3-5 years old

Your little one is introduced to simple stretches and ballet terminology while incorporating movement in their own way through games and using props.


IMAGINATION THEATER
Fridays 1:10-2:00 PM or 2:10-3:00 PM
3-5 years old

Drama-based activities and skill-building will help advance your child’s ability to imagine new worlds, become incredible characters, and share fantastic stories.


LET'S GET READY!
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-10:15 AM or 10:30-11:45 AM
18-36 months

A pre-nursery school class with hands-on activities and gradual separation from parents or caregiver. Activities include art, story time, singing, literacy development, free play, and snack. Caregiver participation is required in the fall.


LITTLE ARTIST
Mondays 2:10-3:00 PM
3-5 years old

Give your child’s world a splash of colorful creations! This class encourages creative expression and socialization activities include painting, drawing, collage, working various utensils and materials to challenge sensory experiences.


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT
12-24 months: Tuesdays 10:30-11:15 AM or Wednesdays 9:30-10:15 AM
12-36 months: Tuesdays 9:30-10:15 AM or Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 AM

Children burn off energy using props, movement games and songs. Children are welcome to explore the room, participate in circle time and discover themselves.


READ, SET, READ
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:10-3:00 PM
3-5 years old

A reading readiness class, children are exposed to sight words, alphabet sounds and sounding out words. These skills are intended to help your children begin to read and prepare for kindergarten.


RECIPE FOR FUN
Thursdays 2:10-3:00 PM
3-5 years old

A delicious class where future chefs learn to peel, chop, mash, grind, beat, measure, and season, then taste the results of their efforts. Students create a cookbook to share their creations with their families at home. YUM!


SPANISH FOR KIDS
Tuesdays 2:10-3:00 PM or 3:10-4:00 PM
3-5 years old

Children learn Spanish in this hands-on, interactive class using songs, a variety of games, movement, colorful visual aids and practical conversation.


SPORTS BUGS
Thursdays 1:10-2:00 PM or 2:10-3:00 PM
3-5 years old

Kids break a sweat in this gym class which focuses on teamwork and learning the fundamentals of game play while building coordination, agility, strength, and balance.


STORY, SONG AND SHIMMY
6-18 months: Thursdays 10:15-11:00 AM
1-2 years old: Thursdays 9:30-10:15 AM

Join us on a journey through music, movement and art. Children express themselves through creative movement, singing, dancing and exploring a variety of instruments.


Early Childhood Center Office at the West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street  NYC  10023  212-912-2652  bsieling@ymcanyc.org