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

Calendar

SPRING
Runs: Apr. 9 – June 3, 2017
Registration is closed.

SUMMER I
Runs: June 4 – July 15, 2017
Member Registration: May 20 – June 1, 2017
Non-Member Registration: May 27 – June 1, 2017

SUMMER II
Runs: July 16 – August 26, 2017
Member Registration: July 1-13, 2017
Non-Member Registration: July 8-13, 2017


UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:

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 2017-2018 school year!

CLASS INFORMATION:

Preschool Class (for 3-4 yrs):
Must be 3 years old as of September 1, 2017 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, 2017 and potty trained.
Monday & Wednesday 1:00-3:00PM or Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-11:00AM

ENROLLMENT & TUITION INFORMATION:

  • The 2017-2018 school year will be Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – Thursday, May 24, 2018.
  • Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is open February 7 – August 15, 2017 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 2017 – May 2018.

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

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

Private Swim Lesson Application – Fall/Winter/Spring

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.
Member $45 | Non-Member $90

Preschool Summer Swim Lessons are broken down into AM, PM & Saturday groups. (*Summer AM has specific class & registration information)

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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.

SWIM STROKES: Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

4/ STROKE INTRODUCTION:

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

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ShoeSPORTS & MOVEMENT

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

Please contact Brad Pontius, Program Director, for all program related questions at bpontius@bcfymca.org.

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


Sports & Movement: Current/ Upcoming programs


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.
Mondays & Wednesdays 4:10-4:40PM

Mighty Dragons: For transitioning from Dragons to the Youth Martial Arts classes.
Minimum one year in Little Dragons and instructor invitation required.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:10-4:40PM

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


T-Ball/Coach Pitch Baseball
Member: $50  |  Non-Member: $68

YMCA T-ball (ages 4-5 yrs old) / Coach Pitch Baseball (ages 6-7 yrs old) is designed to instruct the fundamental skills of baseball as youth play and learn in a non-threatening environment. Winning is down played while character development is highlighted. Rain out days will be select Tuesdays. Glove required.

Volunteer Coaches are needed! A coaches meeting will be held Tuesday, May 30th at 6:00PM.

Session Dates:  Mondays, June 5, 2017 – July 31, 2017 (8 weeks)
*No class on July 3, 2017

Practice/Game Times: (Divisions and times subject to change) *Rain out days will be select Tuesdays.
4-5 yr olds play T-ball for 1 hour between 5:30-7:30PM
6-7 yr olds play Coach Pitch for 1 hour between 6:30-8:30PM


Bitty Outdoor Allstars
Tuesday class: Member: $27  |  Non-Member $37   (5 weeks; no class on Tues. 7/4/17)
Thursday classes: Member: $32  |  Non-Member $44

This parent-child programs for ages 3-5 years old aims to strengthen the relationship between parent and child using fun sport-related activities. It emphasizes fundamental skill development, self-esteem, fair play and fun in a positive class environment.

Tues. 11:00-11:45AM
Thurs. 5:15-6:00PM or 6:15-7:00PM


Sports & Movement: Programs Offered during a different session


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.

Micro Football
Bitty Baseball
Kinder Kickers
Bitty Basketball


Youth Soccer

Ages 4-12, as of the first date of the program. This program is designed to develop the fundamental skills of soccer as youth play and learn in a non-threatening environment. Character development is highlighted using our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. T-shirts and awards provided!

Volunteer Coaches Needed! A coaches meeting will be held at a date and time to be determined.


Move & Dance (offered during Spring/ Fall/ Winter sessions)

Ages 2-6. Tiny dancers learn the art of self-expression and movement while dancing with mommy and/or daddy! This fun and energetic dancing class focuses on parent-child interactions and offers boundless moves. Make it a dance to remember! Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments. Children will explore movement, melody and rhythm, while learning a wide variety of child friendly songs and dances. Movement styles include but are not limited to: Eurhythmics along with musical theater dance, ballroom dances, Zumba/hip hop moves would be.

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FamilyARTS & HUMANITIES

Contact Brad Pontius, Program Director, for all program related questions at bpontius@bcfymca.org.

 

Arts & Humanities Programs Offered during a different session


Art Adventures (offered Spring/ Fall/ Winter sessions)

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.


Kids Can Cook (offered Spring/ Fall/ Winter sessions)

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.


Say It With A Sign (offered Spring/ Fall/ Winter sessions)

In this class you will learn American Sign Language, read a story and make a craft based on the story. Parents are encouraged to stay with their child.


 

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