KinderClimbers, an innovative new pre-school class, is coming to the YMCA in Suffern.
The class is unique – it teaches academic concepts that students will be expected to know in Kindergarten and first grade through sports and other movement activities. So, students enrolled in the class might be learning number recognition strategies while playing soccer games, or playing basketball while tackling an introduction to addition and subtraction.
“The whole idea is that students, especially preschoolers, respond to active learning,” Joseph Wolff, the founder and President of KinderClimbers, LLC said.
“They get to jump, they get to play, they get to have fun, all while they are excited to be learning the basic math and language arts concepts that they will need to know in Kindergarten. We’ve found that it’s not only an effective teaching method, but a great way to get kids prepared for school.”
Wolff said he is excited to be partnering with the Rockland County YMCA to offer KinderClimbers classes. The program is currently offered at 10 area nursery schools, and at the Y’s Nyack location.
“We are so happy to be bringing KinderClimbers to the Y’s location in Suffern,” he said.
“It’s a great community facility that is focused on bringing good programs to Rockland County kids and their families. What we do fits in perfectly with the Y.”
Classes on Number Recognition 0-50 and Addition and Subtraction will be offered at the YMCA’s Suffern location on Mondays at 2pm and Saturdays at 11am and 11:45am. For more information, contact the Suffern YMCA at (845) 357-4404.