(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, Fla. – Summer is out and school is in, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. The YMCA of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach has filled its backpack full of preschool programming and after-school activities that foster social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development for kids of all ages in a safe and nurturing environment.
From team sports to gravity-defying skateboard lessons, the YMCA of the Palm Beaches also provides an array of options for every after-school interest.
Tiny Tumbling, geared toward kids ages 3-7, will help increase strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and balance. Classes are on Tuesdays beginning September 3 through September 26 from 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Cost is $80 for members and $120 for nonmembers.
Drills & Skills Youth Basketball focuses on developing a strong skill foundation in all players with age-specific instructions. The program incorporates technique development, exercise drills, communication skills and sportsmanship. Practice is Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00–5:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:00–12:45 p.m. for kids ages 7–13; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00–5:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:00–1:45 p.m. for teens ages 14-18. Sessions: August 19–September 14; September 16–October 12; October 14–November 2; November 4–30; December 2–28. Cost is $50 for members and $70 for nonmembers.
Kickboxing provides a total body workout that targets core strength and balance for all ages and abilities. Participants will learn self-defense strategies designed to increase range in motion, agility, and more. Classes are Fridays from 5:00–5:45 p.m. for ages 12+. Cost is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers.
Tae Kwon Do instills confidence and discipline while teaching age-old martial arts techniques. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30–8:30 p.m. for kids ages 6+. Cost is $40 a month for members and $60 a month for nonmembers.
Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons - The YMCA is committed to teaching the life-saving skill of swimming to all kids (and adults!). Lessons include water safety skills and stroke development in a fun and supportive environment. Sessions are 30 minutes. Private lessons start at $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Semi-private lessons start at $85 for 4 sessions for members and $115 for 4 sessions for nonmembers.
Skateboard Lessons at the Y's 22,000 Oelsner Skate Park offers a thrilling, 60-minute instruction on how to push, turn, ride ramps, drop-in, olli, and kickflip. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.
The newly enhanced 2019-2020 preschool curriculum weaves the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into all they do, and believe the skills and values learned in early life are the building blocks for a happy, healthy, centered life. The YMCA is a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) provider.
2’s and 3’s: Frog Street
Frog Street is a thematic curriculum that emphasizes language and cognitive development for the 2-year-old set, and expands with an emphasis on social development, literacy development, and foundational math in the 3-year old class. Children love learning with their friend, Max the Frog. Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are included. Swimming lessons are included for children 2 and older as part of the Y’s commitment to drowning prevention. The Y’s Preschool Program also features physical education, Spanish classes, and computer instruction.Annual registration fee is $80, and school fees start from $145. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Financial assistance is available.
VPK: The Letter People
The YMCA’s VPK curriculum incorporates the phonics-based reading readiness curriculum, The Letter People. This is a fun, engaging, and motivational educational tool that is loved by students, teachers and parents alike.
For more information on memberships and programming, please contact Lisa Fisher at (561) 968-9622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. YMCA of the Palm Beaches is located at 2085 S. Congress Avenue in West Palm Beach.
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