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 2 - October 27
Fall II:
  • October 28 - December 22

Registration Dates

Fall II:
  • Facility Members - Monday, October 14
  • Program & New Members - Monday, October 21

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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
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  • age 8 - 10
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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”!

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.

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    Tu 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM 1ENJFS1 CRANB -Cranbrook Building $96 / $68 / $42
    Th 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM 1ENJFS2 CRANB -Cranbrook Building $84 / $60 / $37

I Love Music! (ages 2 1/2 - 4)

Shake, rattle and roll through the summer with fun music activities to get kids moving.

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    Tu 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1ENJILM CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Kids Concoctions (ages 3 - 5)

This hands-on class will provide opportunities to develop your child’s fine motor skills with new, interesting ways to concoct mushy, stretchy creations.

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    Mo 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1ENJKC CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Kitchen Kids (ages 3 - 5)

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

This program is not running for this session.

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.

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 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 1ENJMD CRANB -Cranbrook Building $76 / $55 / $28

Music & Movement (ages 3 - 5)

This class uses instruments, songs, and movement to help your child develop the five musical skills of listening, moving, singing, playing and creating.

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    Th 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 1ENJMM CRANB -Cranbrook Building $76 / $55 / $28

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!

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    We 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM 1ENJPWM CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

Preschool Explorers (ages 2 1/2 - 4)

An introduction to age-appropriate interest areas for parent and child to explore together.
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    We 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM 1ENJPEX 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.

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.

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.

This program is not running for this session.

Puzzle Power (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.

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.

Side by Side (ages 1 - 2 1/2)

Set in a playtime environment, this parent/child class combines basic social skills with motor skill development. Participants will share in circle time songs, stories, and age-appropriate activities. Participants are asked to dress comfortably.

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.

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    Mo 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM 1ENJSB CRANB -Cranbrook Building $86 / $62 / $32

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.

Toddler Time (ages 1 - 2)

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

Treehouse Club (ages 3 - 5)

It’s “Children’s Choice” as they work together in small groups to explore the world around them. Games, music and sensory activities are all part of the fun.

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.