Hamilton Area YMCA

Enrichment

The Y is the launching point for many children to learn about the world around them and become better prepared for their school years through education, social engagement, and by developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives.

The Hamilton Area YMCA offers enrichment classes for children ages 3 months - 5 years to integrate all areas of development. Children learn through stimulating activities and enhanced play, mastering skills that will help them study their everyday surroundings and discover answers for themselves.  

Take learning to the next level by enrolling your child in our session-based classes.

For more information about Enrichment Programs, contact Beverly Gessner at 609.581.9622 ext. 113 or bgessner@hamiltonymca.org.

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Program Dates

Fall I: September 3 - October 28
No classes on Monday, September 3 (Labor Day).

Fall II: October 29 - December 23
No classes on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving).

Registration Dates

Facility & Facility Plus Member Registration:
  • Fall I - August 13
  • Fall II - October 15
Program & New Member Registration:
  • Fall I - August 20
  • Fall II - October 22

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Art Pod (ages 5 - 7 & 8 - 10)

Students will be taught the basic skills of drawing, coloring, cutting, gluing, and shaping while learning about the elements and principles of art and creating their own masterpiece.
  • ages 5 - 7
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM 1ENJAP1 CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32
  • age 8 - 10
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM 1ENJAP2 CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Books Alive (ages 3 - 5)

Art, Music, and Specialized Activities designed to expand upon the theme of the story are presented in a fun and interactive way to bring “Books Alive”!

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Fr 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1ENJBA CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

First Step (ages 2 1/2 - 4)

This class offers stimulating and fun opportunities for cooperative play, story time, music, and age-appropriate hands-on activities for preschoolers.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM 1ENJFS CRANB -Cranbrook Building $82 / $58 / $31

Kitchen Kids (ages 3 - 5)

Children create their own recipe book while learning basic techniques and kitchen safety.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1ENJKK CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Me & My Shadow (ages 18 - 36 months)

A great time for you and your child to share in circle time songs and age-appropriate activities.

This program is not running for this session.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM 1ENJMMS CRANB -Cranbrook Building $93 / $66 / $36

Mini DaVinci’s (ages 3 - 5)

By introducing a variety of artistic methods, your child's imagination will be inspired to explore diverse ways of creating artwork.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM 1ENJMD CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Play With Me (ages 3 - 12 months)

You and your baby will enjoy some social time with other parents and little ones while taking part in some small circle time songs and activities. It’s a great time to share your baby stories with others!

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 1ENJPWM CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Preschool Math (ages 3 - 5)

This class introduces your child to the joy of math by incorporating basic math fundamentals through hands-on activities and play.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1ENJPM CRANB -Cranbrook Building $76 / $55 / $28

Preschool Math II (ages 3 - 5)

It’s twice the fun, as children are challenged with math concepts through games, problem solving, puzzles and more, taking preschool math to the next level.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1ENJPM2 CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Preschool Science (ages 3 - 5)

A fun time for children to discover the world around them as they explore, investigate, and experiment.

Preschool Writing (ages 3 - 5)

This class will focus on mastering the pre-writing skills necessary for children to become confident in learning to print.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Th 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1ENJPW CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Puzzles (ages 3 - 5)

Puzzles help to build critical skills in language, thinking and visual perception. Preschoolers will be challenged at different levels in this fun, interactive class.

This program is not running for this session.

Reading, Writing, Books Exciting! (ages 3 - 5)

This exciting literacy based class gives children the opportunity to explore children’s literature and to create their own journals. Your child will strengthen valuable skills such as vocabulary, reading and writing.

This program is not running for this session.

Social Butterflies (ages 2 - 3)

The perfect way to transition your toddler from the parent/child experience to his or her first independent class by introducing a social experience in a classroom setting with hands-on, age-appropriate activities.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM 1ENJSB CRANB -Cranbrook Building $76 / $55 / $28

Step Ahead (ages 3 - 5)

A continuation of “First Step,” Step Ahead provides time for snack and enrichment in the areas of small group time and physical development.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Tu 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1ENJSA1 CRANB -Cranbrook Building $96 / $68 / $42
    Th 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM 1ENJSA2 CRANB -Cranbrook Building $96 / $68 / $42

Toddler Time (ages 12 - 24 months)

Your child will enjoy this playtime environment combining basic social skills with climbing, crawling and other gross motor skills.

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    We 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM 1ENJTT CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Woodworking (Ages 3 - 5)

This class will acquaint your child with knowledge and respect for tools while working on fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

This program is not running for this session.