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PRESCHOOL (3-5 years)

Child Minding (3 months – 5 years)

This service included with a family membership, can be utilized by those who require care for their child(ren) while using the YMCA. Come join us. There's no need to register! Time limit: 2 hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am-11:00am
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm
Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm

SPRING SCHEDUDLE

Monday – Friday 9am-11:30 pm
Monday – Thursday  5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday  10:15 am-1:45 pm
Sunday 10:30 pm-12:30 pm

Active Start Basketball (3-5 years)*
This program will focus on learning the basics of basketball in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of basketball through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills.


Active Start Soccer (3-5 years)*

This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of soccer skills through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills. Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session.

Dance - Ballet (3-5 years)*
YMCA Ballet introduces children to the fundamentals of movement and dance in a fun and supportive environment. Children will improve their coordination, flexibility, rhythm, balance and strength as they are introduced to the fundamental components of ballet. By participating in the YMCA Ballet program children will build their ballet vocabulary, gain a technical understanding, interact with others, hone their creativity and most importantly - experience the joys of dance!

Dance - Jazz (3-5 years)*
YMCA Jazz introduces children to the fundamentals of movement and dance in a fun and supportive environment. Children will improve their coordination, flexibility, rhythm, balance and strength as they are introduced to the fundamental components of jazz. By participating in the YMCA Jazz program children will build their Jazz vocabulary, gain a technical understanding, interact with others, hone their creativity and most importantly - experience the joys of dance!

Karate – Goju-Ryu (5+ years)*
Since 1985, The Goju-Ryu Karate Canada Association (GKK Canada) has helped children develop self confidence plus improve agility and reflexes through positive reinforcement through the martial art of Goju-Ryu! GKK Canada Black belt instructors are all members of the Ontario Provincial and Canadian Sport governing bodies, certified in First Aid, CPR and in NCCP Karate Coaching methodology. Introducing a strong foundation of discipline, dignity and respect that translates into all parts of your life. Dedicated training towards excellence physically, mentally and spiritually.

Karate Advanced – Goju-Ryu (5+ years)**
For those participating in the Karate program.  This portion of karate is for students to get graded and to achieve their belts.  You must be invited by the instructor to attend this class.
• There are additional fees.  Please ask for an Information Package if you are interested.  All fees are paid to the instructors, not the YMCA.

Preschool Gym and Swim*
A registered program that has an active component plus a swimming component.  Let your preschooler have some fun on the land and in the water.

Preschool Story and Craft Time (3-5 years)
A drop-in program where children will read a story an create a craft related to the story of the day.

Preschool Active (3-5 years)
Structured program which includes fun active games and activities.

WeeFit (3-5)
Children will have the opportunity to run, hop, skip, jump and play through a variety of exercises, circuits, games and activities that will help them develop the building blocks of fundamental movement.

Preschool Music & Movement (3-5)
This program combines music, crafts, finger plays and movement to promote early literacy.  Each week you will learn finger plays, songs and have a take home musical instrument craft.

Parent and Tot Open GYM (1-3)
Come and Join other parents in an open play environment. 

Parent and Tot Open Swim (1-3)
Come and Join other Parents in an open swim environment.


SCHOOL AGE (6-12 years)

Silly Science (6-12)
Become a Y Silly Scientist and learn to do fun experiments through hands on activities.

All Sort of Sports (6-12)
This program is an opportunity for participants to engage in a variety of different sports.  They will learn the basic skills needed to play the game. 

Fundamental Soccer (6-8)*
This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to basic and more advanced soccer skills through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills. Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session.

Construction Kids (6-12 years)
This program challenges children to use the provided resources to construct different things such as a bridge out of popsicle sticks, or an egg drop parachute out of a plastic bag and other materials. 

Learn to Train Soccer (9-12 years)*
This program will focus on learning the game of soccer in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic and more advanced skills of soccer through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills and develop fundamental sport skills. Both soccer and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session.

Dance – Ballet/Jazz  (6-8 years)*
YMCA Ballet/Jazz expand on children's knowledge of fundamental movements and dance in a fun and supportive environment. Children will expand on their coordination, flexibility, rhythm, balance and strength. By participating in the YMCA dance program children will further build on their Ballet/Jazz vocabulary, gain a technical understanding, interact with others, hone their creativity and most importantly - experience the joys of dance!

Dance – Hip Hop (9-12 years)*
YMCA Hip-Hop teaches children basic techniques and introduces children to fundamental hip-hop moves in a fun and supportive environment, while also honing children’s musicality, coordination, rhythm, and creativity. In YMCA Hip-Hop, children will be introduced to hip-hop vocabulary and technique, interact with others, have an outlet for expression, and most importantly - experience the joys of dance!

Creative Kids (6-12 years)
Creative Kids offers a variety of craft activities for children 6-12 years of age. The goal of this program is to encourage children to be creative in a supervised, fun and safe environment.

Karate – Goju-Ryu  (5+ years)*
Since 1985, The Goju-Ryu Karate Canada Association (GKK Canada) has helped children develop self confidence plus improve agility and reflexes through positive reinforcement through the martial art of Goju-Ryu! GKK Canada Black belt instructors are all members of the Ontario Provincial and Canadian Sport governing bodies, certified in First Aid, CPR and in NCCP Karate Coaching methodology. Introducing a strong foundation of discipline, dignity and respect that translates into all parts of your life. Dedicated training towards excellence physically, mentally and spiritually.

Karate Advanced – Goju-Ryu (5+ years)**
For those participating in the Karate program.  This portion of karate is for student to get graded and to achieve their belts.

Drop Zone (6-12 years)
A 30 minute early drop off program that takes place in either the gym or studio B. Drop off your child, ages 6 – 12, 30 minutes before scheduled programming! Children will participate in games and activities before being picked up by staff members and brought to their age appropriate evening program.


Dodgeball (6-12 years)
This is a fun, active game of throwing, catching and dodging balls in a non-competitive environment.  Enjoy many variations of this classic game!

Creative Kids (6-12 years)/ Active Kids (6-12 years)
Active and Creative Kids offers a variety of activities for children aged 6-12 years old including sports, crafts, active games and fitness. The goal of this program is to encourage children to have a healthy lifestyle in a supervised, fun and safe environment. Come join us. There is no need to register!

Crazy Creatures (6-12 years)
Create a new creature each week, and share what you have learned.

Creative Kids/Classroom Games (6-12 years)
Creative Kids and Classroom Games offers a combination of crafts and low intensity classroom games.

FUNdamental Basketball (6-8 years)*
This program will focus on learning the basics of basketball in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic skills of basketball through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills.

Learn to Train Basketball (9-12years)*
This program will focus on learning the game of basketball in an active and safe environment. Participants will be exposed to the basic and more advanced skills of basketball through a fun, age appropriate games approach. A variety of activities will be facilitated each week allowing participants to build on fundamental movement skills and develop fundamental sport skills.  Both basketball and fundamental movement skills will be applied during a scrimmage game near the end of each session. 

Triathlon Kids (9-12 years)*
This is a kid's triathlon meaning that it will consist of three elements: swimming, biking and running.  Ask your branch for specific details. 
• You must be able to swim a full length of the pool to register.

Tag, Scooters and Hoops (6-12 years)
Tag, Scooters and Hoops is a fun, active and most of all fun program where children can play a variety of tag games, and original games have been transformed using scooters and hoops.

Construction Kids (6-12 years)
This program challenges children to use the provided resources to construct different things such as a bridge out of popsicle sticks, or an egg drop parachute out of a plastic bag and other materials. 

Ninja Obstacle Warriors (6-12 years)
Release your inner ninja through a series of challenging obstacles, activities and games. All obstacle courses will take place in a safe and controlled environment within our gymnasium.

Make it and Take it Crafternoon (6-12years)
With the guidance of our staff, your child will create their own artwork and crafts and will have the opportunity to show off their masterpiece to family and friends afterwards!

Home Alone (9+years) ****
Is your child ready to stay at home alone? Empower children ages 10-12 years with confidence and skills to care for themselves when home alone! Participants learn strategies to create a safe and positive environment, how to look themselves for short periods of time, now to handle real-life situations, injury prevention and basic first aid.

Babysitting Course (12+years) ****
This course offers basic first aid and care giving skills for youth 12 – 15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to younger children in a variety of age groups and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers youth the training to promote themselves as a babysitter to prospective parents.

 

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