Y Kids Academy

Welcome & Orientation

I would like to invite all my students and their parents to come to an orientation in our Preschool Pad classroom before school officially begins.  This will give us an opportunity to meet each other and the children can become acquainted with their classroom and classmates. Orientation will take place on Wednesday, September 5, and Thursday, September 6, 2018.  The orientation schedule is as follows:

  • Monday/Wednesday AM: Wednesday, September 5 at 9am-10am
  • Monday/Wednesday PM: Wednesday, September 5 at 1pm-2pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday AM: Thursday, September 6 at 9am-10am.
  • Tuesday/Thursday PM: Thursday, September 6 at 1pm-2pm.

The first days of school will be on September 10th and 11th.  The AM classes run from
9:00-11:00AM and the PM classes run from 1:00-3:00PM.  All students must enter through the KidQuarium entrance.  Only the Preschool Teacher can allow them in.  ***Please note: all students must be completely independent in using the bathroom.  This includes all toileting needs, proper cleansing, and dressing. 

Items needed for school:

  • Backpack (large enough to fit a 2-pocket folder in it)
  • Water Bottle with spill proof lid to drink during snack time
  • Extra clothes to keep in backpack (in the event of an accident)
  • Socks to keep in backpack for days we go to the clubhouse (indoor playground)
  • 24 pack of crayons
  • Glue stick (2 pack)
  • Kid Scissors
  • Two Pocket Folder
  • Thick Markers (10 pack)
  • Colored Pencils (12 pack)

If you are willing to make a donation to the classroom to start off our year, I’ve listed items needed per class:

  • AM Preschool – Clorox wipes
  • PM Preschool – Hand sanitizer
  • AM Pre-K – Paper towels
  • PM Pre-K – Box of tissues

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.  Email is the best way to reach me, and I check it several times a day. I look forward to meeting everyone in September!

Thank you,
Rhonda Brody (Miss Rhonda)
Email: rbrody@bcfymca.org


2018-2019 Important Dates

  • September 5: Classroom Orientation for M/W classes
  • September 6: Classroom Orientation for T/TH classes
  • September 10: First Day of Mon./Wed. classes
  • September 11: First Day of Tues./Thurs. classes
  • October 8: No School
  • October 30: Halloween Parade Tues./Thurs. classes
  • October 31: Halloween Parade Mon./Wed. classes
  • November 12: No School
  • November 21-26: Thanksgiving Break, No School
  • December 19: Christmas Party Mon./Wed. classes
  • December 20: Christmas Party Tues./Thurs. classes
  • December 24 – January 1: Christmas Break, No School
  • January 18: No School
  • January 21: No School
  • February 18: No School
  • April 16: Easter egg hunt Tues./Thurs. classes
  • April 17: Easter egg hunt Mon./Wed. classes
  • April 18 – April 23: Easter Break, No School
  • May 22: Class Picnic Last Day of Mon./Wed. classes
  • May 23: Class Picnic Last Day of Tues./Thurs. classes

Extended Preschool Program

Give your child the opportunity to extend their preschool day! Children will have time to play on the indoor playground or outside in the field, as well as participate in preschool programs ranging from swim lessons, bitty sports, art classes or even cooking classes! Schedule will change on a monthly basis

Extended Program meets twice per week, depending on child’s preschool day.
Mon. & Wed. 11:00AM-1:00PM or Tues. & Thurs. 11:00AM-1:00PM

Schedule of Activities:

  • September: Swim Lessons & Creative Kids
  • October: Little Champs Soccer & Creative Kids
  • November: Gym Jamboree & Creative Kids
  • December: Kids Can Cook! & Creative Kids
  • January: Swim Lessons & Creative Kids
  • February: Little Champs Basketball & Creative Kids
  • March: Gym Jamboree & Creative Kids
  • April: Kids Can Cook! & Creative Kids


Required monthly and is available the 15th-30th/31st of the prior month, in-house only. Cost: $75 per month*, due at time of registration (*in addition to monthly tuition).


Please contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director:
avranick@bcfymca.org  |  724.452.9122 x217