Pre-K

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity

to discover who they are and what they can achieve

 

Ages: 6 months – 6 years old
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

WINTER I
Runs January 6 – February 23, 2019
Registration is closed.

WINTER II
Runs February 24 – April 13, 2019
Member Registration: February 9-21, 2019
Non-Member Registration: February 16-21, 2019

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


YOUTH & FAMILY HOURS OF OPERATION

KidQuarium, Kids Clubhouse & Monitored Youth & Family Center hours are available on our Facility Schedules page.


Y KIDS ACADEMY
Preschool Program

For more information or with questions, please contact:
Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director: avranick@bcfymca.org | 724.452.9122 x217
Emily Blakesley, Preschool Teacher: eblakesley@bcfymca.org

Your child will engage in self and teacher guided exploration as well as both large and small group lessons with a Christian emphasis. The curriculum teaches fun, creative,
age-appropriate lessons that enhance intellectual, social, emotional, and fine and gross motor skill development of your child. Purposeful play and educational activities are designed to stimulate critical thinking skills, develop creativity, work on the basic concepts needed to develop reading and writing skills, and to develop positive social skills, such as cooperation and sharing. The YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are at the core of all programs and activities.

2019-2020 Enrollment Information
The school year will run Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Friday, May 29, 2020.

  • Enrollment: Requires a non-refundable deposit equal to one month’s tuition fee,
    which will be applied to student’s last month’s tuition.
    • Current students: February 11-18, 2019
    • Members (not current students): February 19 – March 4, 2019
    • Open to everyone beginning March 5, 2019

Preschool Class: 3-4 years old

  • Requirements: Must be 3 years old as of September 1st and potty trained.
  • Classes: Two times per week: Mondays & Wednesdays 9AM-11AM
    or Tuesdays & Thursdays 1PM-3PM
  • Tuition: $55 Member / $70 Non-Member per month, automatically drafted the 1st of each month, September 2019 – April 2020.

Pre-K/Kindergarten Enrichment: 4½-6 years old

  • Requirements: Must be 4½ years old as of September 1st and potty trained.
  • Classes: Three times per week: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 1PM-3PM
    or Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9AM-11AM
  • Tuition: $85 Member / $100 Non-Member per month, automatically drafted the 1st of each month, September 2019 – April 2020.


SwimmerAQUATICS PROGRAMMING

Questions? Please contact Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x218 or
Karen Guise, Senior Program Director, at kguise@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x230

SWIM LESSONS

Swim Lesson FAQs


Achievement Tracker (printable)

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Seven (7) 30-minute lessons: Member $161  |  Non-Member $240

Private Swim Lesson Q & A

Private Swim Lesson Application (Electronic)

Private Swim Lesson Application (Printable)

3+ years old
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

6 months-3 years old. 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.

Winter II: Once a week for 7 weeks: $45 Member / $90 Non-Member
Saturday 9:35AM-10:05AM

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B/ WATER EXPLORATION

6 months-3 years old. In stage B, parents work with their children to explore body positions, floating blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

Winter II: Once a week for 7 weeks: $45 Member / $90 Non-Member
Saturday 10:10AM-10:40AM

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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

3-5 years old. Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

Winter II: Once a week for 7 weeks: $45 Member / $90 Non-Member
Monday 4:30PM-5:00PM
Monday 5:40PM-6:10PM
Wednesday 5:05PM-5:35PM
Saturday 9:00AM-9:30AM
Saturday 10:45AM-11:15AM

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1 & 2/ WATER ACCLIMATION & MOVEMENT

Winter II: Once a week for 7 weeks: $45 Member / $90 Non-Member
Wednesday 12:15PM-12:45PM
Wednesday 12:50PM-1:20PM


2/ WATER MOVEMENT

3-5 years old. 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.

Winter II: Once a week for 7 weeks: $45 Member / $90 Non-Member
Monday 10:30AM-11:00AM
Monday 4:30PM-5:00PM
Wednesday 4:30PM-5:00PM
Wednesday 5:40PM-6:10PM
Saturday 11:20AM-11:50AM

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3/ WATER STAMINA

3-5 years old. 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.

Winter II: Once a week for 7 weeks: $45 Member / $90 Non-Member
Monday 5:05PM-5:35PM
Monday 5:40PM-6:10PM
Wednesday 5:40PM-6:10PM
Saturday 10:45AM-11:15AM

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ShoeSPORTS & HUMANITIES

Questions? Please contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director, at avranick@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x217

 


CREATIVE KIDS

3-6 years old. This exciting class will focus on a famous artist and author each week. Your child will be introduced to different art styles & different mediums and making their own masterpieces!

Winter II: Once a week for 6 weeks; $35 Member / $50 Non-Member
Monday 9:30AM-10:15AM
Thursday 9:30AM-10:15AM

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GYM JAMBOREE

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

Winter II: New! 45 minutes classes now!
Once a week for 6 weeks; $35 Member / $55 Non-Member

Monday 5:15PM-6:00PM
Wednesday 10:30AM-11:15AM
Thursday 10:15AM-11:00AM
Friday 9:15AM-10:00AM
Friday 10:00AM-10:45AM

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GYM JAMBOREE PASS (Members Only; $55)
Our Gym Jamboree pass gets you in to all of our Gym Jamboree classes. You can come as much as you like throughout the week. Participants will improve their movement skills and coordination by participating in various activities including obstacle course, follow the leader, dancing and singing, parachute games and much more.
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KARATE (Per month: $50 Member / $95 Non-Member)

4-6 years old. 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.
Class size limited to 6 participants.
Tuesday 4:15-5:00PM
Wednesday 4:15PM-5:00PM

Mighty Dragons: For transitioning from Dragons to the Youth Martial Arts classes.
Minimum one year in Little Dragons and instructor invitation required. Class size limited to 6 participants.
Thursday 4:15PM-5:05PM

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+Monthly registration required; available 15th-30th/31st


KIDS CAN COOK

3-6 years old. This program will focus on nutrition and healthy eating habits that will be introduced to children by preparing fun recipes each week. Each week we will explore a new Preschool skill.

Winter II: Once a week for 7 weeks: $45 Member / $65 Non-Member
Tuesday 9:30AM-10:30AM
Friday 9:30AM-10:30AM

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LITTLE CHAMP SPORTS

3-6 years old, with parent. These programs are designed to give children a positive introduction to sports through modified games and activities emphasizing fundamental skill development, self-esteem, fair play and fun in a positive environment.

BASKETBALL
Winter II:
Once a week for 6 weeks; $35 Member / $55 Non-Member
Thursday 5:15PM-6:00PM

CHEER
Winter II: Once a week for 6 weeks; $35 Member / $50 Non-Member
Monday 6:00PM-6:45PM

SOCCER
Winter II:
Once a week for 6 weeks; $35 Member / $55 Non-Member
Tuesday 5:15PM-6:00PM


PLAY 2 LEARN

2-3 years old, with parent. This Parent/Child class will explore different types of play (make-believe, manipulative, and creative) and learning in a social and fun environment. This program will let children play and grow their social, fine, and gross motor skills that will be needed in preschool.

Winter II: Once a week for 6 weeks; $35 Member / $50 Non-Member
Monday 9:15AM-10:00AM
Tuesday 9:30AM-10:15AM


PRE-K STEM

3-6 years old. This class will focus on exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Topics by promoting the preschooler’s natural curiosity for the world around them. We will encourage questions and engage the preschoolers to be active in their own learning.

Winter II: Once a week for 6 weeks; $35 Member / $50 Non-Member
Wednesday 9:15AM-10:00AM

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