Prep for Success

To foster creativity and learning, we offer a number of youth programs such as cooking, music and arts and crafts for kids ages 3 to 5. Different classes are offered each session.

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ANIMALS OF THE WORLD

Come and learn all about animals. We will learn about a different animal each class through story, crafts, music and play.

AROUND THE WORLD

Get your passport ready! It’s time to travel around the world and learn about different countries and their cultures, through arts and crafts projects and food exploration.

LET’S MEET FAMOUS ARTISTS

This class will introduce famous artists and provide art activities for the preschoolers in each of the various styles that made these artists famous. This is a perfect class to help uncover the artist that is within every child.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

A fun and exciting discovery of music for 3-5 year old children. The class will create instruments and introduce early music concepts. The skills developed through this class include participation, social skills, listening skills, creating and experimenting by creating different sounds. We also will incorporate gross motor play by dancing with homemade instruments.

MESSY FINGERS PRESCHOOL ART CLASS

Hey, moms and dads! If you aren’t a fan of cleaning up after messy projects, then let your child do them with us. We will have fun making a mess and getting dirty while we make our own play dough, play with finger paints, try different art techniques and lots more. We provide the materials, and best of all – we clean up the BIG mess. Don’t miss out. Your child is sure to have fun.

OUTSIDE OF THE CRAYON BOX

A sensory approach to arts and crafts – the hands-on art projects created in this class will stimulate your child’s creativity and senses using interesting textured materials.

RECYCLE & CREATE

Activities will allow students to explore our earth in fun, eco-friendly ways. Projects will involve recycling, reusing and reducing.

PRESCHOOL COOKING

Calling all budding chefs! Join us where your child will learn to prepare healthy treats and snacks. The skills developed through these activities include pre-math, pre-reading, health, safety and nutrition, following direction, cooperation, science and many more.

PRESCHOOL SCIENCE-WORLD OF WONDERS & DISCOVERY

Preschoolers are curious by nature and are natural-born scientists. Their curiosity makes this the perfect time to answer questions and help them create an understanding of how the world works. Preschool children will use all their senses to learn in this hands-on class.

SCRIBBLE ART

Art experiences in this class are open-ended and independent, encouraging process, discovery and exploration. Projects in this class are designed by the imagination of each individual child. Materials used are basic art supplies and common kitchen materials.

STORY ART

Each week a new story will be highlighted and read to the students. After story time, the children will have an opportunity to bring the story characters to life by creating a special craft project.

For more information on our preschool enrichment programs, please contact Kathy Barros, Senior Director of Child Care Services, at 908-889-8880 or kbarros@fspymca.org.