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

SPRING
Runs April 14 – June 8
Member Registration: March 30 – April 11
Non-Member Registration: April 6-11

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for class days and times!

 

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 Director, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x218.

Private Swim Lessons

3+ years old
Seven (7) 30-minute lessons: Member $161  |  Non-Member $240

Private Swim Lesson Application

Private Swim Lesson Q & A

  1. What qualifies someone to take private lessons? Some participants are able to benefit more from a one-on-one experience; it lets them focus on their skills going at their own pace.
  2. How do I register for private lessons? Fill out an application. Without filling out an application you CAN NOT register. It is necessary for the process so that Aquatics Staff can meet your every need and fit you with an adequate Swim Instructor.
  3. Where can I get an application? Online: Private Swim Lesson Application
    Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Director, will review your application and call you to schedule an appropriate time to start your private lessons!
  4. What do I do next? Once you have received the information from the Aquatics Director, you may pay for your lessons at the Membership Desk.
  5. How many private lessons can I schedule? The flexibility of private lessons is what makes the so desirable. You have seven half-hour private swim lessons to schedule with your private lesson instructor. Near the end of the seven lessons, your instructor will assist you in how to register for additional lessons.
  6. Do I get to choose my own instructor? On our application, there is a spot for you to request a private swim lesson instructor. We will do you best to accommodate those requests, however, not all of our swim lesson instructors will be teaching privately.

Group Swim Lessons
View the Program Guides for class days and times!

Swim Lesson FAQs


Achievement Tracker (printable)

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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ShoeSPORTS & HUMANITIES

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

View the Program Guides for class days and times!

 

View the Program Guides for class days and times!


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!

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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.

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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 PROCESS: Required monthly.

  • For Little Dragons and Mighty Dragons, all participants must register through the Youth and Family Director, Ashley Vranick. avranick@bcfymca.org
  • Current Participant registration is available the 15th-21st.
  • New Participant registration is available the 22nd through the end of the month for members/non-members.

Little Dragons: For all new and first year students wanting to learn martial arts.
Once a week.
Monday 4:15-5:00PM
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
Thursday 4:15PM-5:05PM


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.

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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.


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.

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