Bring the whole gang and workout together in a family friendly atmosphere. This class is an excellent way to start developing healthy habits for the entire family! (Caregiver & Child 8+)
Families Get Active
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Every family can be a healthy family. By focusing your family’s efforts to live healthier around the Y’s pillars of a healthy family home and taking small steps using the information and tools we provide, your family will soon be feeling stronger and living healthier.
Healthy Family Home is a virtual program offered by the YMCA of the USA. Click here for additional resources including a newsletter and a Healthy Family Home Starter Kit
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The YMCA teams up with Lund Martial Arts Academy. When you tell them you are a YMCA of Greater Erie member, you’ll get three classes, your uniform and your belt for FREE!
With a flexible class schedule and locations in Millcreek and Harborcreek, Lund Martial Arts Academy prides themselves on expert instruction for kids 5+, teens and adults.
Plus, they’ll donate $50 to the Y’s annual scholarship campaign for membership and programs when you sign-up for any program afterwards!
Register by calling 833-2800 (Millcreek) or 899-9200 (Harborcreek) and mention the promo code “YMCA815”. Learn more about Lund Martial Arts Academy at www.LundMartialArts.com.
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You and your child’s caregivers are their first “teachers”. At Play & Learn, Y staff will show how your child learns through play and active engagement through our everyday activities like running errands, emptying the dishwasher, sorting laundry and preparing dinner. We’ll share oodles of learning ideas for at home and on the go.
Play & Learn is a FREE preschool like program that child and caregiver attend together and includes songs and 13 learning centers from books to puzzles, to listening and dress up – all that reinforce learning in preparation for Kindergarten. Snack is also provided.
Play & Learn is free and open to children ages 6 weeks-5 years old and their caregiver -relative or friend. Click below links for required forms AND visit the Eastside Family Y, 2101 Nagle Road, to register in person. Class runs 36 weeks throughout the school year on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.- 12p.m. from Sept. 13-June 1. For more information, call 899-9622.
Program held at International Institute, 517 East 26th Street
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It takes just 10 seconds and 1 ounce of water for a water-related accident to occur. And, nearly 88% of all youth drownings happen under adult supervision. The Y’s new program, Safety Around Water, is designed to teach kids and adults how to be safe in and around water. The program does not focus on swimming technique, but focuses on important safety and survival skills to help reduce water-related accidents and drownings. This program is for non-swimmers/beginners and is meant to complement the Y’s traditional swimming lesson program. Lifeguard on duty. Free and open to the public. Other free programs you might be interested in : City of Erie Learn to Swim, City of Erie Parks & Recreation, and Meals for Kids.