Pre-K

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity

to discover who they are and what they can achieve

 

Ages: 5 years old and younger
Quick Links: Aquatic, Sports, Arts & Humanities

**The “Register Online” button only works during scheduled registration weeks unless otherwise noted. **Program schedules and fees are subject to change.

Calendar

SPRING
Runs April 15 – June 2, 2018
Registration is closed.

SUMMER I
Runs June 3 – July 14, 2018
Member Registration: May 19-31, 2018
Non-Member Registration: May 26-31, 2018

SUMMER II
Runs July 15 – September 1, 2018
Member Registration: June 30 – July 12, 2018
Non-Member Registration: July 7-12, 2018


UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Healthy Kids Day® Saturday, April 28

View the Upcoming Events page for details about all Special Events.


Y KIDS ACADEMY
Preschool Program

Whether you are looking to get a head start on your child’s education, get them ready for Kindergarten, or supplement what they are learning in a current preschool or Kindergarten classroom, Y Kids Academy is the place to be!

In this class, your child will learn through play and a variety of educational experiences in line with the PA Standards. Your child will engage in self-guided and teacher guided exploration, both small group and large group lessons with a Christian emphasis.

The curriculum will focus on the development of pre-reading, literacy and language skills, math, science, fine and gross motor skills, music, art, and social skills.

Register your child to be a Y Kid for the 2018-2019 school year!

CLASS INFORMATION:

Preschool Class (for 3-4 yrs):
Must be 3 years old as of September 1, 2018 and potty trained.
Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:00AM or Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-3:00PM

Pre-K/Kindergarten Enrichment (for 4½-6 yrs):
Must be 4 years old as of March 1, 2018 and potty trained.
Monday & Wednesday 1:00-3:00PM or Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-11:00AM

ENROLLMENT & TUITION INFORMATION:

  • The school year will run Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Thursday, May 23, 2019.
  • Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is open and requires a $50 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to student’s first month’s tuition.
  • Tuition is $50 per month, automatically drafted the 1st of each month, October 2018 – May 2019.

NEW FOR 2018-2019: OPTIONAL EXTENDED DAY PRESCHOOL!

Give your child the opportunity to extend their preschool day! They will bring their lunch and share the experience with their classmates. The schedule will include time to play on the indoor playground or outside in the field. Also, the children will participate in preschool programs ranging from swimming lessons, bitty sports, art classes or even cooking classes! Schedule will change on a monthly basis.

  • Requirements: Must be enrolled in Preschool Class or Pre-K/Kindergarten Enrichment.
  • Classes: Meet twice per week on Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00AM-1:00PM or
    Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00AM-1:00PM, depending on child’s preschool class day.
  • Registration: Required monthly and is available the 15th-30th/31st of the prior month. Tuition: $75 per month*, due at time of registration (*in addition to monthly tuition).

QUESTIONS?

Contact Karen Guise, Senior Program Director: kguise@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x230


SwimmerAQUATICS PROGRAMMING

Please contact Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org with any additional Aquatics Programming questions.

SWIM LESSONS

Swim Lesson FAQs


Achievement Tracker (printable)

Private Swim Lessons
seven 30-minute lessons: Member $147  |  Non-Member $220

Private Swim Lesson Q & A

Private Swim Lesson Application (Electronic)

Private Swim Lesson Application (Printable)

Ages 3+
Benefits of a private swim instructor include:

  •     Ability to focus better working one-on-one
  •     Individual guidance to perfect your stroke technique
  •     Convenience of scheduling with your own instructor.

Registration:
An application is required before registration. Please find the application at the Member Service Desk or the link above and return to the Aquatics Coordinator. After application is received you will be contacted by the Aquatics Department.


All Preschool Swim Lessons run for 30 minutes.


SWIM STARTERS: Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.

A/ WATER DISCOVERY:

Parents accompany children in stage A, which introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment through exploration and encourages them to enjoy themselves while learning about the water.

B/ WATER EXPLORATION:

In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

SWIM BASICS: Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: 1.) Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit. 2.) Jump, push, turn, grab

1/ WATER ACCLIMATION:

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

2/ WATER MOVEMENT:

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

3/ WATER STAMINA:

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

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ShoeSPORTS & MOVEMENT

Program schedules are available on available on the Programming Schedules page!

Questions? Contact Nik Cubbison, Program Director at ncubbison@bcfymca.org.

Click here to register for our current sports programs available: Register Online


Gym Jamboree

Ages 2-5 years old. Participants will improve their movement skills and coordination by participating in various activities including obstacle course, follow the leader, dancing & singing, parachute games and much more.


Karate – Little Dragons/Mighty Dragons
Member $50  |  Non-Member $95

Ages 4-6. Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art that teaches the values of integrity, concentration, self-control and perseverance while emphasizing skills in practical self-defense. Registration is required monthly, available the 15th through the end of the month.

Little Dragons: For all new and first year students wanting to learn martial arts.

Mighty Dragons: For transitioning from Dragons to the Youth Martial Arts classes.
Minimum one year in Little Dragons and instructor invitation required.

Register Online
Registration available monthly, 15th-30th/31st


Preschool Sports

Parent-child programs for ages 3-5 years old  that employ activities emphasizing fundamental skill development, self-esteem, fair play and fun in a positive class environment. Family bonds will be strengthened as children play and learn about different sports throughout the year. Several class times offered throughout the week; classes run for roughly 5-6 weeks and 45 minute duration.


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FamilyARTS & HUMANITIES

Questions? Contact Nik Cubbison, Program Director at ncubbison@bcfymca.org.

 


Art Adventures

Ages 2-5. Join us for an exciting preschool class focused on stories written by famous authors with related art projects.The instructor will engage the participants for a fun and educational 45 minutes.


Drums Alive®

Ages 3-5 years old. Using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience, Drums Alive® combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. This is a parent-child class.

 


Kids Can Cook

Ages 3-5 years old. In this class, nutrition and healthy eating habits are introduced as children prepare fun recipes each week. Children will enjoy a story, game and creating a special cooking creation each week. Weekly themes range from Snack Attack Week to Colors On My Plate Week. Parent is not required to attend the class with the child.


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