GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That’s why Growth & Development programs at the Y focus on children learning how to be their best selves through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

For additional nature related Growth and Development classes, please visit the Environmental Education page.

Parent & Child

Spend time engaging and creating with your little one! Parent and Child Growth and Development classes require a parent, guardian or grandparent to accompany each child in the class. 

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Ages 1 1/2-3 years

Perfect for the child who is ready for a little independence! These classes are designed to be the first steps toward creating a love of learning, making friendships and starting the adventure of taking a class without a parent. 

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Ages 3-5 years

These classes are created to foster a love of learning, making first friendships, and gaining skills for preschool and beyond.

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Lunchtime Classes

Offered at Apple Creek YMCA, Appleton YMCA and Fox West YMCA

Is your child enrolled in Preschool, PreK or Kindergarten Readiness? Extend their day with a fun lunchtime class! Our teachers will transfer children to and from class for you, making this option easy and convenient for parents and caregivers. 

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Fun Shops

Offered at Neenah-Menasha YMCA

These are one-day events that engage children in fun activities. Each Fun Shop centers on a specific theme or topic.

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