Learning and Growing at the Y  

The Y is where kids can learn and grow in mind, spirit, and body! The variety of programs we offer mean that kids with all sorts of interests can explore and experience in a fun environment! Programs engage kids in creative activities that build artistic and academic skills, develop discipline, problem-solving and decision-making skills, and a sense of achievement and self-esteem.

Kids making music

Art, Music & Drama

Encourage self-expression through song, movement, hands-on art projects and performances!

Kids cooking

Cooking

From top chef to tot chef, our cooking classes teach hands-on kitchen skills while exploring the five senses, trying new things, and of course, getting a little messy!

Kids dancing

Dance

For those who want to move and groove! From ballet to hip-hop dance, classes cover the basic movements and counts of dance in a fun, encouraging group environment.

Kids in movement class

Movement

Explore the world of movement in a fun, group environment! Build a foundation for future movement-related experiences like dance and sports through the development of creativity, coordination and spatial awareness.

Kid in a science class

Science, Language & Technology

Through interactive science, technology and language activities like coding classes, babysitter certification workshops and STEM programs, kids begin to solve the problems of tomorrow, today. Plus, they have so much fun, they do not realize they are learning! 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the staff to participant ratio?
  • Ages 3-5 years: No more than 8 participants per instructor
  • Ages 5-13 years: No more than 12 participants per instructor
Can family members observe classes?

With the rise of Covid-19 cases in King County, we are actively monitoring the data and making decisions accordingly. We are encouraging our families to have only one parent and/or guardian attend their child’s program.

Does the supervising adult have to remain onsite during class?

No, supervising adults are not required to remain on the property. Please ensure we have your current contact information on file in case we need to contact you during class. We encourage members to take advantage of this time to enjoy a worry-free workout!

Do participants and spectators need to wear a mask?
  • Children ages 5+ years are required to wear a mask at all times while participating in a class or program.
  • We strongly encourage children ages 2-4 years to wear a mask as well.
  • All spectators ages 5+ are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
What does my child need to bring?

Please be sure your child brings a water bottle and leave personal items at home.

Does my child need to be potty trained?

Yes, all participants must be potty trained.

How are we keeping kids safe? 
  • Staff are trained to follow all safety protocols and cleaning procedures.
  • Touchpoints will be thoroughly sanitized before and after each class.
  • Staff are required to wear a mask at all times.
Are staff required to be vaccinated for Covid-19?

The YMCA of Greater Seattle has asked all staff to be fully vaccinated or meet exemption requirements as outlined by the Governor’s mandate.

Are participants and spectators required to be vaccinated for Covid-19?

Individuals ages 12 and a half and older are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result from a testing provider within 72 hours of entering certain indoor establishments in King County, including Y facilities. Any type of Covid-19 test administered by a testing provider can be used. Rapid tests used without the supervision of a testing provider, such as home kits, will not be accepted.

This health order does not apply to children aged 11 or younger at this time. If someone is unable to show proof of vaccine status or negative test results at the time of their visit, they will be unable to enter the Y.

Learn more about our policy here >

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