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Children Classes in the Bronx

Join our Saturday classes and enjoy art, music, and writing; explore computer technology and keep fit with basketball and swimming (in an Olympic-size pool!). Improve your math and English language arts (ELA) and prepare for high school and college admission with test prep courses. Children are grouped into classes based on age/grade.

REGISTERING A CHILD? Use the child's name as the account holder, NOT yours.
(If registering more than one child, use separate accounts.)

Academic Skills

English Language Arts (ELA)

Reading and writing skills are developed in a supportive environment with a focus on reading comprehension, vocabulary and critical thinking. Writing skills are strengthened as children respond in paragraphs and essays to both literary and nonfiction selections. A love for reading is fostered.
6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Grades 1, 2 YPP 124
Grades 3, 4 YPP 158
Grades 5, 6 YPP 159
Grades 7, 8 YPP 161

Math Improvement

In a supportive environment, children focus on grade-appropriate computational skills and problem-solving. They gain confidence in their ability to work with mathematical concepts which result in the enjoyment of math.
6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Grades 1, 2 YPP 124
Grades 3, 4 YPP 162
Grades 5, 6 YPP 163
Grades 7, 8 YPP 165

YPP 231 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Technology

Introduction to Animation for Grades 4-7 - UPDATE!

Learn how to create animated cartoons just like the animators at Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney. In this course, you’ll learn 2D animation techniques such as timelines and keyframes using the Adobe Animate professional software. Make friends who share your interests as you explore animation techniques like Straight Ahead and Pose to Pose. By the end of the course, you will have created many mini animations you can show your family and friends. Bring a flash drive to each session to save your projects.

YPP 300 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Introduction to Coding for Grades 4-7- UPDATE!

Do you play games? Would you like to create computer games? Come learn how! In this exciting course, you will be introduced computer programming concepts, including loops, conditionals, and variables. Using the block-based Scratch development environment, you will learn how to create simple games, animations, and interactive stories. This course is a great foundation to learn other advanced programming languages. Come join us and become a coder! Please bring a flash drive to each session to save your projects.

YPP 302 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Web Development for Grades 4-7- UPDATE!

Have you ever wanted to create your own web site? Not sure where to start? Start by learning the basics of HTML, the publishing language of the Web. In this course, you’ll learn how to use HTML tags to create web pages that can be displayed in any browser across the web. You’ll also learn to use CSS to make your web pages look awesome. Get a head start on becoming a web developer today! Bring a flash drive to each session to save your projects.

YPP301 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Growing Gardeners for Grades 2, 3

Spring is in the air and it's time for planting both indoors and outdoors! In this fun, hands-on course, children will discover the amazing world of plants specifically, the parts of plants and the job each part performs. They will dissect seeds, uncover the mystery of how plants make their own food, discover the job of stems with magnifying lenses and take home an experiment to observe using a common vegetable, and much more. Each week they will take home a fun project related to what they are learning. They are sure to develop a green thumb and a love and respect for nature! All materials are supplied.

YPP 129/ 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Language

American Sign Language for Children Ages 8-13

American Sign Language (ASL) is a valuable language for children to learn. In a stimulating environment, they are introduced to the basic signs for the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, months of the year and others as well as Deaf culture. They put their knowledge to work by having an opportunity to meet and converse with an individual whose first language is ASL.  

YPP 106 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Test Prep

SAT Preparation - (Math Only) Gr 11, 12

Students are engaged in extensive math practice and drills while in class and are taught strategies to use while taking the exam. Please bring textbook, The Official SAT Study Guide, 2020 edition, by The College Board to the first class.

YPP 192 / 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC

SAT Preparation - (Verbal Only) Gr 11, 12

All verbal topics in the revised exam are covered: writing, questions on grammar and usage; and critical reading. Test-taking strategies are included. Please bring the same textbook as YPP192 above.

YPP 193 / 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC

Test Prep for NYC Specialized HS (Math Only) Gr 7, 8

This math skills course helps prepare students for the New York City Specialized High School Admissions Test for Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Technical High School and certain CUNY-based high schools. Students are engaged in extensive math practice and drills and are taught test-taking strategies. Please bring test: Kaplan's NYC SHSAT Prep 2020-2021 edition ONLY (may be preordered online).

YPP 190 /  5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC

Test Prep for NYC Specialized HS (Verbal Only) Gr 7, 8

This verbal skills course helps prepare students for the revised New York City Specialized High School Admission Test for Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant High School, Brooklyn Technical High School and certain CUNY-based high schools. Verbal skills and test-taking strategies are covered. Please bring the same textbook as YPP 190 above.

YPP 191  / 5 sessions / 10 hours / LEHC

Algebra 1 Regents Test Prep

Designed to help students prepare for the Algebra 1 Regents exam in June, this course provides a basic review of the subject matter and covers test- taking strategies. Please bring text, Barron’s Let’s Review: Algebra I (Gary Rubinstein) to the first class.

YPP 240 / 4 sessions / 8 hours / LEHC

Creative Arts

Creative Drawing and Sketching for Ages 8-13

Budding artists will develop the techniques of drawing and sketching which provide the foundation for all art forms. Using pencil, charcoal, markers and pens, they will learn about perspective, line, shape, composition, texture and volume using still life settings and their own imagination. Please bring a 2-pocket folder to the first class; all other material is provided

YPP 12 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Cartoons, Caricatures and Illustration for Ages 9-14

Children have great fun and develop their visual art skills and imaginations while creating cartoons and caricatures of people, places and objects. With cartoons, they will create single-frame humorous drawings with or without words. Comic strips are one type of cartoon that tells stories. Caricatures, illustrations that exaggerate a unique feature of the subject with the goal of being funny, usually do not include words. When children come out of the classroom, be prepared for sharing many laughs. Please bring a 2-pocket folder to the first class; all other material is provided.

YPP 252 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours/ LEHC

Guitar Playing I Ages 7-14

Guitar Playing is designed for beginning-level guitar students or those who have never played before. It covers basic fingerboard techniques, open chord progressions, simple accompaniment styles and one-octave major scales. Different styles are introduced. A guitar, sized for the child, is needed for the first class.

YPP 120 / 6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC

Piano I for Young People  Ages 8-10

Children learn to play the piano in a relaxed environment. Emphasis is placed on posture, finger gripping, rhythm and basic music theory. At the completion of the class, students will have the ability to play simple melodies.

YPP 125 7 sessions / 7 hours / LEHC

Piano I for Young People  Ages 11-14

Children learn to play the piano in a relaxed environment. Emphasis is placed on posture, finger gripping, rhythm and basic music theory. At the completion of the class, students will have the ability to play simple melodies. Parent/guardian must remain in seating area outside the Piano Lab for the duration of the class.

YPP 126 / 7 sessions / 7 hours / LEHC

Little Actors  Ages 6-9

Children will develop creativity and self-confidence through improvisation, mime games, movement, creative expression and role-playing, and use their imagination.

YPP 27 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Acting Workshop Ages 9-15

This workshop helps in developing creative expression, communication skills and confidence through movement, voice and acting techniques. Improvisation and character development provide an early foundation in theater skills.

YPP 26 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Sports and Fitness

Basketball for Kids Ages 7-10

Boys and girls learn shooting, passing, strategies, scoring and teamwork with applied practice in game situations. White-soled (non-marking) sneakers required. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

YPA 40 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Basketball for Kids Ages 11-15

Boys and girls learn shooting, passing, strategies, scoring and teamwork with applied practice in game situations. White-soled (non-marking) sneakers required. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required.

YPA 59 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Basketball for Kids Level II Ages 7-11

For those have taken Basketball for Kids or have basic experience with the fundamentals of the game, this class focuses on improving offensive and defensive skills. White-soled (non-marking) sneakers required. Valid CUNYCard I.D. required

YPA 44 / 6 sessions / 7.5 hours / LEHC

Yoga for Kids Ages 8-12

Children have fun while receiving the many body and mind benefits of yoga. Through yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques, they develop self-control, confidence, inner peace, flexibility and coordination in a noncompetitive environment. Loose fitting clothes are recommended; a yoga mat is required.

YPA 157  6 sessions / 6 hours / LEHC

Coordinator Contact:

Phyllis Rafti
Email: Phyllis.Rafti1@lehman.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-960-8512

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