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In one way or another, we're all connected to the Y. Whether it's where you discovered a talent that became a lifelong passion, were encouraged by a mentor, or where you turn for support with a healthy lifestyle.
At the Valley Points Family YMCA, we believe our programming lays the groundwork for healthy futures, builds a sense of community, and conveys the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Yes, children learn to swim, kids have somewhere to go after school and we teach about healthy lifestyles, but the Y is far more than that. The Y is a place where kids find direction, families come together and people rally to make a difference.
With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that people of all ages and from all walks of life have access to the essentials needed to be more healthy, confident, connected and secure.
Nurturing the development of every child and teen.
Did you know that YMCAs are the largest providers of daycare in the United States? Learn more about our Infant, Toddler & Pre-School, School Age and Summer Day Camp programs by clicking here!
Progressive Education opportunities at the Y includes a Pre-Kindergarten class to help get your child ready for Kindergarten, as well as the Explorers Program.
► Pre-Kindergarten: Let us help get your child ready for Kindergarten! Our program offers
educational curriculum while giving your child a chance for creative play and socialization. the curriculum is aligned with local school districts to provide a smooth transition into Kindergarten. Concepts are introduced through art, science, games, themes, music, circle time and class activities.
► Explorers Program: The Explorers Program offers four levels of learning through "hands on" exploration in a student created environment. This environment encourages the children through opportunities for intellectual and social development. Teacher observation of each student is used to adjust the program to challenge individual development.
Swim, Sports & Play
At the Y, kids can meet new friends, build skills, develop interests and try new things in a supportive environment with caring adults. Abundant choices are available at our Y for all skill levels and pursuits. Our programs emphasize values, sportsmanship, friendship and most of all, fun! See all of the available offerings in the 2014 Program Catalog.
► Swimming: Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. The Y has been America's leading swim instructor for more than 100 years. but our aquatics programs extend beyond instruction. We also provide recreational and competitive programs for all ages and abilities, including parent-child classes, water exercise and therapy, and water safety and rescue. For aquatics details check out the Aquatics Schedule for New Kensington.
► Recreation: There is a lot more than sports at the Y, giving kids the chance to exert energy, try new things, make new friends . . . and be kids! Check out the Adrenaline Zone at the New Kensington Branch, try the Youth Strength Training program, or learn a new skill through our photography or drawing classes!
► Youth Sports: Baseball, volleyball, flag football, basketball, dodge ball, hockey and more—check out the sports offerings at our Y and get in the game! Improve your skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y!
The Valley Points Family YMCA offers dance programs that help participants develop their dance skills. the highlight of the dance year is a Spring Recital. All classes are held in the West Vandergrift Program Center and are available on a monthly basis during the academic year. (Please note that a $30 Recital Fee guarantees participation in the annual recital.)