At YMCA Buffalo Niagara, we strive to meet the needs of our families while providing quality experiences for the children in our programs. From our specialty classes to our before and after school programs, we have something to fit your needs. Our programs are designed to develop children’s social, emotional, and developmental skills while having fun in a safe environment.
Current offerings include:
Within the available resources of the organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara will provide services to any youth, senior, adult, or family who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA.
Child Care Activities Offered at the YMCA
Do you have a preschooler who is keeping you hopping? Let us channel that energy into a positive, healthy lifestyle with our Kids In Motion Class! Activity stations including exercise, music, dancing, and games are all part of an integrated program designed to develop your child in spirit, mind, and body.
Your little ones will enjoy getting messy with finger paints, pudding, edible play dough, and watercolors and YOU don't have to worry about the furniture. Old clothes/art smock encouraged!
Kids love food. Even more, they love to help make it. This class features simple and healthy recipes that can be prepared easily by children ages 3-5. In addition, the kids learn valuable skills including healthy food habits, mathematics, following directions, and cooperation, plus they get to eat the yummy treats they prepare!
Bookworms is a literacy-based program emphasizing enthusiasm for children's books. Each week is themed after a book appropriate for the 24 month - 5 year old age range and includes theme related activities.
Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst Zumbini is an early childhood education program that uses music and movement to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skill, and emotional development for children ages 0-4, all while creating the ultimate bonding experience for families. Parents/Caregivers participate along with their little one and each family receives take home materials to continue the learning and fun at home!
Your little ones will enjoy getting messy with finger paints, pudding, edible playdough, and watercolors and YOU don't have to worry about the furniture. Old clothes/art smock encouraged!