Enrichment Programs

Lunch Bunch is a program designed for children in our three and four year old classes who are looking to extend their preschool day. The Lunch Bunch programs will be offered two days per week for 3 year olds and three days per week for 4 year olds from 11:20 am – 12:40 pm.

Our Lunch Bunch Programs Include:

Yoga Bash — Mondays, 11:20 am – 12:40 pm

Start the week by building strength, flexibility and confidence through yoga poses and breathing techniques designed for children.  Yoga Bash incorporates books, seasonal events and games to bring out your mini yogi.  Weekly themes include geography, languages and nature and will incorporate elements such as affirmation, body benefits and brain balance.  Class begins with 45 minutes of yoga, followed by a 30-minute lunch and short open play-time.

 

Art — Tuesdays, 11:20 am – 12:40pm

The North Shore YMCA offers this weekly class to help bring out the artistic side of your child’s imagination. The class will begin with a short story followed by an art project based around the themes presented in the book. Students will explore a variety of mediums including paper crafts, paint, gluing, and more. Through these art activities we will work on techniques such as holding paint brushes, cutting, bilateral movement, holding pens/markers/crayons and discovery. Class begins with 45 minutes of art, followed by a 30-minute lunch and short open play-time.

 

Amazing Athletes — Thursdays, 11:20 am – 12:40 pm

Amazing Athletes weekly class encompasses two development sports lessons, muscle identification, fruit or vegetable introductions, as well as activities designed to build and mature a child’s motor development, hand-eye coordination, cardiovascular fitness, speed, agility, and much more! The action-packed curriculum allows children to build their skills at their own pace within a non-competitive, learning-based environment which emphasizes patience, teamwork, and self-confidence. Class begins with 45 minutes of activities, followed by a 30-minute lunch and short open play-time.

 

Jr. Engineers by Noggin Builders — Fridays, 11:20 am – 12:40 pm 

Explore early math and building skills in this hands-on program for preschoolers. Math is fun when we do it with projects from everyday life. Children will enhance skills like correspondence, spatial reasoning and comparisons as we engage in fun projects like measuring length, making “Pi” pieces, and creating their own abacus. As builders, the children will explore different types of materials, increasing their vocabulary of textures, shapes and material strength. They will use unusual materials each week to build creations and enhance their abilities in building, such as balance and using connectors while practicing fine motor skills and creativity.  Class begins with 45 minutes of hands-on activities, followed by a 30-minute lunch and short open play-time.

Register for Lunch Bunch

Once completed, please mail applications to: NCNS PO BOX 2204, Northbrook, IL 60065.