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BURBANK YMCA (READING)
36 Arthur B. Lord Drive Reading, MA 01867

CHARLES RIVER YMCA (FITNESS CENTER, GROUP EXERCISE AND BABYSITTING)
380 Chestnut Street Needham, MA 02492

CHARLES RIVER YMCA (POOL SITE AND SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE)
863 Great Plain Ave Needham, MA 02492

CHARLESTOWN YMCA
150 3rd Avenue Charlestown, MA 02129

DORCHESTER YMCA
776 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124

EAST BOSTON YMCA
215 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128

EAST BOSTON YMCA (ASHLEY STREET)
54 Ashley Street East Boston, MA 02128

HUNTINGTON AVENUE YMCA
316 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

NORTH SUBURBAN YMCA (WOBURN)
137 Lexington Street Woburn, MA 01801

OAK SQUARE YMCA (BRIGHTON)
615 Washington Street Brighton, MA 02135

PARKWAY COMMUNITY YMCA (WEST ROXBURY)
1972 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132

ROXBURY YMCA
285 Martin Luther King Boulevard Roxbury, MA 02119

THOMAS M. MENINO YMCA (HYDE PARK)
1137 River Street Hyde Park, MA 02136

WALTHAM YMCA
725 Lexington Street Waltham, MA 02452

WANG YMCA OF CHINATOWN
8 Oak Street West Boston, MA 02116

The YMCA of Greater Boston is the largest provider of state licensed childcare in Massachusetts with school age before and after school programs in local public schools and at community sites. Programs are held during after school hours, school vacations, on certain holidays and teacher professional development days. Many sites also offer before school programs.

Our staff of caring, trained educators are role models who lead activities that promote cooperation and character development. Parents can be productive at work knowing their children are in a safe and stimulating after school environment.

We continue to stay committed to the safety of your children and family by updating and adapting our safety policies per recommendations from the CDC, EEC, and the State of Massachusetts guidelines. Safety is our top priority so thank you for your continued cooperation and patience.

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY

  • Full Time Site Director committed to program excellence and family engagement
  • In-School to After School Curriculum Alignment​
  • Program Offerings located in local Schools and YMCA Branches​
  • Before and After School Program Options Ages 5-13*, Grades K-8
  • Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care
  • Full Day Programming provided on School Vacation Weeks and Snow Days
  • Some programs offer after school programs for 3- and 4-year-old students

CORE PROGRAM COMPONENTS

  • Welcome and Opening Circle​
  • Homework Support​
  • Nutritious Snack or Meal​
  • Physical Health and Wellness​
  • Hands-On Learning and Enrichment​
  • Focus on Social Emotional Development​
  • Family Engagement​
  • Relationship Building with Peers and Adults

SCHEDULE AND OPTIONS

  • Monday through Friday:
    Before School* (at limited locations)
    After School: School Dismissal – 6:00pm
  • 5 Day Options (partial week at some locations)
  • Full Day Programming Provided on Snow Days, Teacher In-Service Days & School Vacation Weeks
  • Year Round Options Available:
    • September – June – Afterschool Programs
    • June-August – Summer Day Camp and Summer Learning Academies

YMCA STAFF

All YMCA early childhood education program staff are trained and experienced working with children. Staff are trained and certified in First Aid and CPR, as well as emergency procedures. In addition, their qualifications meet or exceed state standards set and enforced by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Staff members are chosen for their experience, education, energy, enthusiasm, and sensitivity to the needs of children.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

The safety and protection of the children we serve are paramount to us. We know parents, guardians and the community-at-large place their trust in the Y to do everything that we can to ensure that the children in our care are safe. The YMCA of Greater Boston reviews all prospective members and guests against the Massachusetts Registry of Sex Offenders and prohibits membership or access to our Y’s for individuals who are classified as offenders.

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Program Locations

Samuel Adams Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School dismissal – 6:00pm
Director: Natalie Jean  | 617-913-0200
Address: 165 Webster Street, East Boston, MA 02128


Altavesta Elementary School 

Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal-5:45pm
Director: Nicole Palmer| 617-620-2191
Address: 990 Main St., Woburn, MA 01801

East Boston YMCA @ Ashley Street
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: school dismissal – 6:00pm
Director: Carolyn Lopez |
Address: 54 Ashley St., East Boston, MA 02128

Avery Elementary School
Director: Erik Bruder Moore| 857-488-7124
Address: 336 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026

Batchelder Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School dismissal – 5:00pm
Director: Samuel Messina  | 781-315-3802
Address: 175 Park Street, North Reading, MA 01864
 

Bates Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:30AM-9:15AM
School Dismissal-6:00PM
Contact: 617-413-4303
Address: 426 Beech St., Roslindale, MA 02131

Boston Teachers Union School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School dismissal – 6:00pm
Address: 25 Walk Hill St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Burbank YMCA Afterschool
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Director: Rebekah Torresson |  617-981-3139
Address: 36 Arthur B Lord Drive, Reading, MA 01867

Burlington Extended Day Program
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal-6:00pm
Director: Eric Stirling| 617-721-1525
Address: 41 Terrace Hall Ave., Burlington, MA 01803​

Channing Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School dismissal – 6:00pm
Contact:  857-214-1923
Address: 35 Sunnyside St., Hyde Park, MA 02136

Charles River YMCA Afterschool
Contact: 617-823-4707
Address: 863 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492

Chittick Elementary School
Director: Adnan Malik |
Address: 154 Ruskindale Road, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Conley Elementary School    
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal-6:00PM
Contact: 617-285-1310
Address: 450 Poplar St., Roslindale, MA 02131

Dorchester YMCA
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: school dismissal-6:00pm
Director: Sharron Smith | 617-637-0139
Address: 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

Dual Language Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School 7:30-8:25am, After School 3:00-6:00pm
Director: Erica Santiago
Address: 510 Moody St., Waltham, 02453

Everett Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:15am-9:15am
After School: Dismissal – 6:00pm
Director: Tracey Azor | 617-571-2566
Address: 71 Pleasant St., Dorchester, MA 02124

Fitzgerald Elementary School 
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School 7:30-8:25am, After School 3:00-6:00pm
Director: Tyler Murphy
Address: 140 Beal Road, Waltham, MA 02451

Gardner Pilot Academy
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal – 6:00pm
Director: Mariela DeLeon| 617-549-8452
Address: 30 Athol St., Allston, MA 02134

Greenlodge Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:00AM-8:30AM  School Dismissal-6:00PM
Contact:| 617-413-2801
Address: 191 Greenlodge St., Dedham MA 02026

Haley Pilot School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School dismissal – 6:00pm
Contact:  617-429-4178
Address: 570 American Legion Highway, Roslindale, MA 02131


Dr. William H. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School
Contact:  617-429-4178
Address: 1669 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

Henry Grew Elementary School
Address: 40 Gordon Ave, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Hood Elementary School 
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School dismissal – 5:00pm
Director: William Sheerin  | 781-424-7306
Address: 298 Haverhill Street, North Reading,
MA 01864 

Menino YMCA Afterschool Program
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Contact:   781-364-7359
Address: 1137 River St., Hyde Park, MA 02136

Reeves Elementary School
Address: 240 Lexington St., Woburn, MA 01801

John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School dismissal – 6:00pm
Contact: Marquise Bartley-Browne| 617-921-2686
Address: 7 Bolster Street, Roxbury, MA 02130

Kilmer Elementary School    
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:30AM-9:15AM
School Dismissal-6:00PM
Contact:  617-429-2252
Address: 140  Russett Rd, West Roxbury, MA 02132

Dr. Martin Luther King School 
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal-6:00pm
Director: Cathy McCall-Latson| 617-595-6554
Address: 77 Lawrence Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121

Ethel Little Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School dismissal – 5:00pm
Director: Kyle Williamson| 857-321-2584
Address: 7 Barberry Road, North Reading, MA 01864

Lyndon Elementary School    
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:30AM-9:15AM
School Dismissal-6:00PM
Director: Jilda Morrison| 857-301-4715
Address: 20 Mount Vernon St., West Roxbury, MA 02132

MacArthur Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School 7:30-8:25am, After School 3:00-6:00pm
Director: Lisa Cauble
Address: 494 Lincoln St, Waltham, MA 02451

Manning Elementary School
Contact: 617-485-6448
Address: 130 Louders Lane, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Mason Elementary School
Contact: 617-620-9077
Address: 150 Norfolk Ave., Dorchester, MA 02119

Mattahunt Elementary School  
Contact: 617-635-8792
Address: 100 Hebron ST, Mattapan, MA 02126

McKay K-8 School
Contact: 617-635-8510
Address: 122 Cottage St., East Boston, MA 02128


Memorial School

Contact: 781-270-1721
Address: 119 Winn St., Burlington, MA 01803

Mendell Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal – 6:00pm
Contact: Sharnice Morning | 617-512-8851
Address: 164 School Street, Roxbury, MA 02119

Mozart Elementary School   
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal-6:00PM
Director: 617-352-9011
Address: 236 Beech St., Roslindale, MA 02131

Northeast Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School 7:30-8:25am, After School 3:00-6:00pm
Director: Shelby McHugh
Address: 70 Putney Lane, Waltham, MA 02452

Oakdale Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School: 7:00AM-8:30AM
School Dismissal-6:00PM
Director: 617-447-3028
Address: 147 Cedar St., Dedham, MA 02026

O’Donnell Elementary School
Contact: 617-635-8454
Address: 33 Trenton St., East Boston, MA 02128

Otis Elementary School
Contact: 617-635-8372
Address: 218 Marion St., East Boston, MA 02128 

Riverdale Elementary School
Contact: 781-326-5350
Address: 143 Needham St., Dedham, MA 02026

Roxbury YMCA Afterschool
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Director: Giselle Johnson |
Address: 285 MLK Blvd., Roxbury, MA 02119

Shaw Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal – 6:00pm (Before School Program Held at Dorchester YMCA)
Director: Daunyelle Morales | 617-635-8777
Address: 429 Norfolk St., Dorchester, MA 02124

William F. Stanley Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School 7:30-8:25am, After School 3:00-6:00pm
Director: Will Whittemore 
Address: 250 South St, Waltham, MA 02453

Wang YMCA Afterschool
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal-6:00pm
Director: Jen Kelly| 617-549-0963
Address: 8 Oak St. West, Boston, MA 02116

Washington Beech 
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal-6:00PM
Director:Taina Acevedo| 617-512-5640
Address: 4560 Washington St., Roslindale, MA 02131

White Elementary School
Contact:  857-844-7862
Address: Bow Street, Woburn, MA 02131


Whittemore Elementary School

Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: Before School 7:30-8:25am, After School 3:00-6:00pm
Director: Rochelle Alvarado Munoz
Address: 30 Parmenter Road, Waltham, MA 02453

Winship Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal – 6:00pm
Director: Michael Templeton | 617-645-4509
Address: 54 Dighton St., Brighton, MA 02135

John Winthrop Elementary School
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: School Dismissal – 6:00pm (Before School Program Held at Dorchester YMCA)
Director: Nia Israel| 617-620-9707
Address: 35 Brookford St., Dorchester, MA 02125

Young Achievers Science and Math School
Contact: 617-635-6804
Address: 20 Outlook Road, Mattapan, MA 02126

Charlesview Community Center
Days: Monday – Friday
Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Contact: Devin Collins-Ives |
Address: 123 Antwerp Street, Brighton, MA 02134

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Group Exercise

Explore all the fitness classes and reserve a space by logging into Motionvibe. Get your blood pumping with classes like HIIT and Zumba or tap into your mindfulness with yoga, Barre or Pilates.

WATER FITNESS

Water Fitness classes are an excellent choice to give your heart and muscles a great workout. The Y offers a range of Water Fitness classes, find the perfect one for you by logging into Motionvibe!

Programs
Locations
Adult Beginner
5-10 weeks

Swimmers focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Wang
Adult Intermediate
5-10 weeks

Swimmers learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Wang
Basketball Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of basketball including ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Oak Square
Thomas M. Menino
Gymnastics
5-10 weeks

Learn basic gymnastics skills like forward rolls, handstands and cartwheels. Flexibility and proper stretching techniques will be taught.

Fall
Oak Square
Junior Celtics Youth Development League (JCYDL)
5-10 weeks

The YMCA of Greater Boston has partnered with the Boston Celtics and their Jr. Celtics Youth Development Leagues! During this unprecedented time participants can expect a safe and engaging experience that will focus on fundamental skill development from YMCA coaches and Celtics professionals. This exclusive basketball program teaches the values of Celtics basketball and healthy player development along with skills and drills to enhance ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Enrolled participants have the chance to become a Jr. Celtic Player of the week, participate in our pre-season Draft and sign their Celtics Contract, and attend an end of the season group chat/webinar with a Celtics VIP.

Fall
Burbank
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Parent/Child Stage A and B: Water Discovery and Exploration
5-10 weeks

In Stage A, the parent/guardian is introduced to working with their infant or toddler in the aquatic environment. In Stage B, the parent/guardian works with their child to learn the fundamentals of safety and swimming skills.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is also fun, social, and friendly.

Fall
Parkway Community
Preschool Basketball
5-10 weeks

This class helps children develop fundamental skills and incorporates teamwork through instructional play.

Fall
Dorchester
North Suburban
Waltham
Preschool Soccer
5-10 weeks

This class will teach the fundamentals of soccer. Classes will focus on improving the players’ ball control skills, learning game rules and teamwork, and then playing a game.

Fall
North Suburban
Preschool Stage 1: Water Acclimation
5-10 weeks

In Stage 1, the parent/guardian works with their child to develop comfort with the following swim skills: underwater exploration, floating and learning to safely exit the pool.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 2: Water Movement
5-10 weeks

In Stage 2, the child works to develop the following swim skills: body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 3: Water Stamina
5-10 weeks

In Stage 3, the child will work to develop the stamina needed to swim 25 yards unassisted, and introduces the following new skills: rhythmic breathing, and integrated arm and leg actions.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
5-10 weeks

In Stage 4, students work on developing swim stroke techniques for the front and back crawl and introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Private Swim Lessons
5-10 weeks

Private swim lessons for youth and adults are scheduled at the convenience of the individual, the instructor and pool availability.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Private Swim Lessons
5-10 weeks

Private swim lessons for youth and adults are scheduled at the convenience of the individual, the instructor and pool availability.

Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Rock Climbing

This class teaches the basics of climbing and bouldering on our indoor rock wall. You will learn to conquer your fears and improve self-confidence, all while getting exercise and learning to trust yourself and those around you.

Fall
Oak Square
Soccer Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of soccer including ball control skill, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
East Boston
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Sports Sampler
5-10 weeks

Introduces youth to sports at the Y while fostering the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and good sportsmanship. This engaging program focuses on the skills and drills essential to learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports including basketball, baseball/t-ball, floor hockey, and soccer while having fun.

Fall
Burbank
Charlestown
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Waltham
T-Ball Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of T-Ball including fielding, throwing, swing form and hitting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Parkway Community
Tumbling Tots
5-10 weeks

Develop climbing, balance, and agility and coordination class in this physical play class.

Fall
Oak Square
Y-Fit Kids
5-10 weeks

Gain an understanding of and experience what being physically and mentally fit is all about. Kids will sample many different sports, group exercise classes, body weight exercises, yoga, safety around water, cardio equipment, nutrition information and more!

Fall
Burbank
Waltham
Youth Stage 1: Water Acclimation
5-10 weeks

In Stage 1, the parent/guardian works with their child to develop comfort with the following swim skills: underwater exploration, floating and learning to safely exit the pool.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Youth Stage 2: Water Movement
5-10 weeks

In Stage 2, the child work to develop the following swim skills: body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 3: Water Stamina
5-10 weeks

In Stage 3, the child will work to develop the stamina needed to swim 25 yards unassisted, and introduces the following new skills: rhythmic breathing, and integrated arm and leg actions.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
5-10 weeks

In Stage 4, students work on developing swim stroke techniques for the front and back crawl and introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 5: Stroke Development
5-10 weeks

In Stage 5, students work on integrating arm and leg actions for the breaststroke and butterfly strokes, and refine swim stroke skills and techniques for all other swim strokes.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
5-10 weeks

In Stage 6, students work on refining swim stroke technique for all major competitive strokes and building stamina to perform each stroke for greater distances. Students are introduced to the concept of, competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

Group Exercise

Explore all the fitness classes and reserve a space by logging into Motionvibe. Get your blood pumping with classes like HIIT and Zumba or tap into your mindfulness with yoga, Barre or Pilates.

WATER FITNESS

Water Fitness classes are an excellent choice to give your heart and muscles a great workout. The Y offers a range of Water Fitness classes, find the perfect one for you by logging into Motionvibe!

Programs
Locations
Adult Beginner
5-10 weeks

Swimmers focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Wang
Adult Intermediate
5-10 weeks

Swimmers learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance. Rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action are introduced.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Wang
Basketball Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of basketball including ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Oak Square
Thomas M. Menino
Gymnastics
5-10 weeks

Learn basic gymnastics skills like forward rolls, handstands and cartwheels. Flexibility and proper stretching techniques will be taught.

Fall
Oak Square
Junior Celtics Youth Development League (JCYDL)
5-10 weeks

The YMCA of Greater Boston has partnered with the Boston Celtics and their Jr. Celtics Youth Development Leagues! During this unprecedented time participants can expect a safe and engaging experience that will focus on fundamental skill development from YMCA coaches and Celtics professionals. This exclusive basketball program teaches the values of Celtics basketball and healthy player development along with skills and drills to enhance ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Enrolled participants have the chance to become a Jr. Celtic Player of the week, participate in our pre-season Draft and sign their Celtics Contract, and attend an end of the season group chat/webinar with a Celtics VIP.

Fall
Burbank
Charlestown
Dorchester
East Boston
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Parent/Child Stage A and B: Water Discovery and Exploration
5-10 weeks

In Stage A, the parent/guardian is introduced to working with their infant or toddler in the aquatic environment. In Stage B, the parent/guardian works with their child to learn the fundamentals of safety and swimming skills.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Pickleball

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is also fun, social, and friendly.

Fall
Parkway Community
Preschool Basketball
5-10 weeks

This class helps children develop fundamental skills and incorporates teamwork through instructional play.

Fall
Dorchester
North Suburban
Waltham
Preschool Soccer
5-10 weeks

This class will teach the fundamentals of soccer. Classes will focus on improving the players’ ball control skills, learning game rules and teamwork, and then playing a game.

Fall
North Suburban
Preschool Stage 1: Water Acclimation
5-10 weeks

In Stage 1, the parent/guardian works with their child to develop comfort with the following swim skills: underwater exploration, floating and learning to safely exit the pool.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 2: Water Movement
5-10 weeks

In Stage 2, the child works to develop the following swim skills: body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 3: Water Stamina
5-10 weeks

In Stage 3, the child will work to develop the stamina needed to swim 25 yards unassisted, and introduces the following new skills: rhythmic breathing, and integrated arm and leg actions.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Preschool Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
5-10 weeks

In Stage 4, students work on developing swim stroke techniques for the front and back crawl and introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Private Swim Lessons
5-10 weeks

Private swim lessons for youth and adults are scheduled at the convenience of the individual, the instructor and pool availability.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Private Swim Lessons
5-10 weeks

Private swim lessons for youth and adults are scheduled at the convenience of the individual, the instructor and pool availability.

Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Rock Climbing

This class teaches the basics of climbing and bouldering on our indoor rock wall. You will learn to conquer your fears and improve self-confidence, all while getting exercise and learning to trust yourself and those around you.

Fall
Oak Square
Soccer Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of soccer including ball control skill, passing, and shooting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
East Boston
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Waltham
Sports Sampler
5-10 weeks

Introduces youth to sports at the Y while fostering the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and good sportsmanship. This engaging program focuses on the skills and drills essential to learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports including basketball, baseball/t-ball, floor hockey, and soccer while having fun.

Fall
Burbank
Charlestown
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Waltham
T-Ball Skills & Drills
5-10 weeks

This class teaches youth the fundamentals of T-Ball including fielding, throwing, swing form and hitting while incorporating teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Parkway Community
Tumbling Tots
5-10 weeks

Develop climbing, balance, and agility and coordination class in this physical play class.

Fall
Oak Square
Y-Fit Kids
5-10 weeks

Gain an understanding of and experience what being physically and mentally fit is all about. Kids will sample many different sports, group exercise classes, body weight exercises, yoga, safety around water, cardio equipment, nutrition information and more!

Fall
Burbank
Waltham
Youth Stage 1: Water Acclimation
5-10 weeks

In Stage 1, the parent/guardian works with their child to develop comfort with the following swim skills: underwater exploration, floating and learning to safely exit the pool.

Fall
Charles River
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Parkway Community
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Youth Stage 2: Water Movement
5-10 weeks

In Stage 2, the child work to develop the following swim skills: body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 3: Water Stamina
5-10 weeks

In Stage 3, the child will work to develop the stamina needed to swim 25 yards unassisted, and introduces the following new skills: rhythmic breathing, and integrated arm and leg actions.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 4: Stroke Introduction
5-10 weeks

In Stage 4, students work on developing swim stroke techniques for the front and back crawl and introduced to the breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 5: Stroke Development
5-10 weeks

In Stage 5, students work on integrating arm and leg actions for the breaststroke and butterfly strokes, and refine swim stroke skills and techniques for all other swim strokes.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang
Youth Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics
5-10 weeks

In Stage 6, students work on refining swim stroke technique for all major competitive strokes and building stamina to perform each stroke for greater distances. Students are introduced to the concept of, competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.

Fall
Burbank
Charles River
Charlestown
Dorchester
Huntington
North Suburban
Oak Square
Parkway Community
Roxbury
Thomas M. Menino
Waltham
Wang