K- 12 SCHOOL EXTENSION CLASS
Our school extension class is unique and affordable for all children. We work hard to offer consistently excellent extra-curricular subjects that will fulfill IHIP requirements. Trained staff members teach core subjects. Offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 12pm- 3pm.
One day a week: Members- $30/month, nonmembers- $45/month.
Wednesdays and Fridays: Members- $50/month, nonmembers- $90/month
We also offer a Preschool Extension class for ages 3-4 at the same time as our Home-School Extension Class!
Kindergarten- 2nd Grade: These students enjoy 30 minute classes including a lunch time, structured play, music, art, physical education, and a fourth rotating special.
3rd- 6th Grade: This age group has 45 minute classes including music, art, physical education, and a fourth rotating special. Students eat lunch during the art history instruction.
7th- 12th Grade: This age group also has 45 minute classes including music, art, physical education, and a forth rotating special. Students eat lunch during their rotating special.
Music: Music class includes the fun and active Boomwhackers, long plastic tubes each with their own pitch. Students need to work together to create music! They also play the bells, similar to the xylophone. This teaches basic piano skills and is simple enough for a beginner, but can be challenging even for an expert musician.
Art: Art class is not just a craft class! Students love learning art history with Meet the Masters curriculum. following a four-week lesson plan, students learn about a famous artist, his/her methods, painting and pieces the artist created, and finally are able to use the artist's techniques to make a masterpiece of their own!
Physical Education: Physical Education is more than playing games in the gym. we focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, knowledge of the muscles of the body, exercises to do at home, and important skills like team work, cooperation, and perseverance.
Rotating Specials: Rotating Specials change monthly. Classes may include subjects like: cooking, history, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), hair braiding, sign language, photography, creative writing, Spanish, drawing, and more!
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
To register, please fill out the Registration form and mail or email the forms back to the YMCA.
Preregistration required. $10 registration fee.
$70/month (2 days) or $140/month (4 days)
$90/month (2 days) or $180/month (4 days)
Little Learners is an exciting program that promotes learning through play. These Montessori-style classes with feature hands-on and student- led learning, both structure and parallel play times, music and movement, and so much more. It includes a weekly toddler tumbling class, a healthy snack, and class field trips!
Although the daily schedule will vary, most days will follow this schedule.
9:30-9:45am: Drop off and free play
9:45-10:00am: Circle Time
10:00-10:30am: Book and themed activity
10:30-10:50am: Bathroom break and snack
10:50-11:10am: Tuesdays–fine motor skills. Thursdays-movement class
11:10-11:40am: Learning stations
11:40-12:00pm: Tuesdays– structured play. Thursdays– bouncy house
12:00pm: Pick up
Students love exploring of site! Field trips will be schedules ahead of time and parents will be notified. Some will be walking distance (the library, Washington Park, etc.) and some will require driving to the destination. A adult is very welcome to accompany each child to the field trips!
Potty training is not required to join Little Learners. If your child needs assistance with with his/her bathroom needs, simply note that on the registration form and give permission for a YMCA staff member to assist your child.
PRESCHOOL EXTENSION CLASS
Ages 3-4. (Child can join in their birth month- but not before.)
Wednesdays and Fridays 12:00- 3:00pm
Preschool extension class is an extension of a current programs (UPK, private school, or homeschool) this is not a stand alone preschool program.
This extension class focuses on supplementary curriculum like music, art, physical movement, science, and social studies. It is perfect for a well-rounded education, as many preschool programs do not have the time to teach extracurricular subjects.
Pack a lunch, water bottle, and wear sneakers every week!
$35/month (1 day/week) or $70/month (2 days/week)
$45/month (1 day/week) or $90/month (2 days/week)
12-12:25: Opening activity and circle time
12:55-1:00: Bathroom break
1:05-1:20: Story time
1:45-2:30: Songs and free play
2:30-2:55: Theme-based activity
2:55-3:00: Pack up