YMCA OF MONTCLAIR
Park Street Branch: (973) 744-3400
Geyer Family Branch: (973) 783-7640
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Your child can become an animal expert without ever setting foot in a zoo! They will explore a variety of animals learning about habitats, diet, lifespan, social behavior and more. Who knows, we may even have a few critters stop by for a visit!

Summer I: Mondays, Wednesdays 06/26/2017 - 07/19/2017
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
ages: 3-4
Cost: $119
Summer II: Mondays, Wednesdays 07/24/2017 - 08/16/2017
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
ages: 3-4
Cost: $119
Fall I: Thursdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
ages: 3-4
Cost: $114
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Pre-Ballet 2

Introduce your young dancer to the world of ballet. Ballet engages children through the use of their imagination while learning proper ballet terms, correct body placement and gross motor skills and is beneficial for both boys and girls. Classroom etiquette is discovered and taught. These classes are separated into two age groups so children can thrive by learning age-appropriate skills. Ballet for this age group focuses on the same basic concepts of traditional barre work and more independent movement.

Fall I: Mondays 09/11/2017 - 12/11/2017
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
ages: 5-7
Cost: $234 (14 weeks)
Fall I: Saturdays 09/11/2017 - 12/11/2017
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
ages: 5-7
Cost: $217 (14 weeks)
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Early exposure to a foreign language can be a fun learning experience for a young child. Your child will be introduced to the French language and culture in simple and enriching ways through hands-on activities using arts and crafts, games and more!

Fall I: Wednesdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
10:00 am - 10:30 am
ages: 2-3
Cost: $104
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Brunch Bunch

A cooking class just for the morning! Participants will be cooking recipes for breakfast or brunch throughout the session. If your child loves to help in the kitchen join us and learn to expand your menu of yummy foods.

Fall I: Saturdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
9:15 am - 10:00 pm
ages: 3-4
Cost: $120
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This class will be a combination of art and cooking. Each week there will be a new seasonal theme reflected in both the food and crafts. Come taste and explore together!

Fall I: Wednesdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
ages: 2-3
Cost: $120
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

This is a fun introduction to the wonders of science for little ones and their special grown-up. Each week, we will explore a different scientific theme and do a related project.

Fall I: Mondays, Thursdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 pm
ages: 2-3
Cost: $114
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Kids Cafe

If your child loves to help in the kitchen, they’ll enjoy expanding their menu of delicious recipes. A variety of foods from appetizers to desserts will be prepared and devoured in this experimental, hands-on class. The class will include recipes for lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts throughout the session.

Fall I: Mondays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
ages: 4-6
Cost: $120
Fall I: Saturdays 09/11/2023 - 10/29/2017
10:30 am - 11:15 pm
ages: 4-6
Cost: $120
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Lil Scientists

This is a fun introduction to the wonders of science! Each week we will explore a different scientific theme and do a related project. The Lil’ Scientists will be asked to make predictions, observations and conclusions in a fun setting.

Fall I: Mondays, Saturdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
ages: 3-4
Cost: $114
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Monet, Da Vinci, Picasso! Your child will be exposed to a new master each week. Kids will discuss style and technique and then try their hand at creating their own masterpieces!

Fall I: Tuesdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
ages: 5-7
Cost: $114
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

Children will learn how the world around them works by participating in activities and experiments about earth science, physics, and chemistry. Science Explorers will be asked to make observations, predictions and conclusions about their experiments while having fun.

Fall I: Thursdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
ages: 5-7
Cost: $114
Spring I: Saturdays 02/20/2017 - 04/15/2017
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
ages: 5-7
Cost: $119
Spring II: Saturdays 04/17/2017 - 06/10/2017
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
ages: 5-7
Cost: $119
Fall I: Saturdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
ages: 5-7
Cost: $114
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Sign Language

It is a lovely way to help young children find alternative ways of expressing themselves through a multi sensory approach to communication. Join our certified ASL teacher who is ready to help you and your child communicate in new and exciting ways.

Fall I: Mondays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
9:30 am - 10:15 pm
ages: 8 months-3
Cost: $114
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register

A great introductory class for your little one where we will explore a story and theme each week. After the story we will learn songs, play with instruments and then do a basic art project. All projects will be age appropriate in this very first creative arts combination class.

Spring I: Wednesdays 02/20/2017 - 04/15/2017
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
ages: 17 months-2
Cost: $119
Spring II: Wednesdays 04/17/2017 - 06/10/2017
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
ages: 17 months-2
Cost: $119
Fall I: Wednesdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am
ages: 17 months-2
Cost: $114
Spring I: Thursdays 02/20/2017 - 04/15/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am
ages: 17 months-2
Cost: $119
Spring II: Thursdays 04/17/2017 - 06/10/2017
11:00 am - 11:45 am
ages: 17 months-2
Cost: $119
Fall I: Thursdays 09/11/2017 - 10/29/2017
10:00 am - 10:45 am
ages: 17 months-2
Cost: $114
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register
Wee Little Artists

A class with the perfect amount of structure and self driven open art creativity time! Each class will consist of two themed projects that work on fine motor skills like cutting, gluing, and coloring that will be yours to take home to display. Two to three stations of endless supplies will be provided to participants, varying from week to week.

Summer I: Mondays, Wednesdays 06/26/2017 - 07/19/2017
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
ages: 18 months-2 1/2 years
Cost: $119
Summer I: Tuesdays, Thursdays 06/27/2017 - 07/20/2017
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
ages: 18 months-2 1/2 years
Cost: $104
Summer II: Mondays, Wednesdays 07/24/2017 - 08/16/2017
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
ages: 18 months-2 1/2 years
Cost: $119
Summer II: Tuesdays, Thursdays 07/25/2017 - 08/17/2017
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
ages: 18 months-2 1/2 years
Cost: $119
Location Address: Geyer Family Branch, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 Register