Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County, NJ

Spruce Street Preschool Enrichment Programs

We are excited to offer Preschool Enrichment Programs in addition to our core Preschool Program curriculum. Our goal is to provide high-quality enrichment programs for children that build self-confidence through learning and fun activities. 

If you would like to register in person, via email or by mail, click here to download the registration/membership form


Karate - Little Dragons 

Princeton Ata 

Preschoolers and youth can learn beginner to advanced karate with experienced and trained instructors from Princeton Martial Arts. The curriculum is based on positive mental attitude and high goal setting for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Students learn kicks, strikes, sparring, forms, dodging, and blocking, ascending through a system of 11 belts.

ATA Tigers (Ages 3 - 6) 

Mondays: 5:30 PM-6:00 PM
Thursdays: 4:30 PM-5:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM-9:30 AM

Fee:
$54 for 1 class per week
$79 for 2 classes per week

Session begins Monday, January 15, 2018

Special offer: if you sign up for 2 classes per week by 01/31/2018, you will get a uniform for free!!!!!

Online registration for Karate.


Co-ed Basketball League 

Preschool Enrichment Programs Basketball

This league taught by Tonya Grant-Brown of Paying it Forward Enterprises, Inc. will help youth expand their skills and knowledge in the game of basketball through proven techniques and fundamental training. The first two weeks are all instructional, the remaining eight weeks include 15 minutes of instruction and 45 minutes games. All youth play equal playing time

Online Registration for Basketball.

Saturdays:
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Ages 4-6)

Fee: $70 for 8-week session

Session: January 13 - March 3, 2018

Basketball Clinics

This clinic will help boys and girls expand their skill set and knowledge in the game of basketball through proven techniques and fundamental training. This program will run for 4 weeks, which include introduction drills, team concept drills, and modified basketball games.

Saturdays:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Ages 4-8)

Fee: $45 for 4-week session or $15 per day to drop-in

Session 1: May 5 - May 26, 2018
Session 2: June 2 - June 23, 2018


USTA Indoor Short Court Tennis 

National Junior Tennis and Learning will teach tennis skills, drills, and games utilizing the USTA short court program for youth 10 and under.

Online Registration for Tennis.

Saturdays:
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (5-8 year olds)

Fee: $45 per month

Session: January 2018 to the end of March 2018


Dance & Gymnastics

Preschool Enrichment Programs Dance Gymnastics

Move and Groove 

The Rech Center for Performing Arts is excited to offer a music and movement class for children ages 5-9. This class will focus on proper stretching techniques and cardio warm-up exercises to encourage muscular strength and endurance. Our students will learn fun dance and hip hop combinations each week throughout the session. These combinations will teach our student’s musicality, rhythm and give them the freedom to express their feelings through movement. This class is a great opportunity to promote social awareness and help improve their coordination. Our Music and Movement class fosters a positive and creative environment for children to learn and grow! 

Online Registration for Dance.

Wednesdays:
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM (Ages 5-9)

Fee: $90 for 6-week session

First Session: January 10 - February 14, 2018
Second Session: March 7 - April 18, 2018
Third Session: May 2 - June 6, 2018

Tumbling & Gymnastics 

The Rech Center for Performing Arts is proud to offer a Tumbling and Gymnastics class for children ages 5-9. This class will focus on proper stretches and exercises to warm-up the muscles for tumbling and beginner gymnastics activities. Our class will focus on increasing flexibility, developing strength and improving coordination by using apparatus such as a low beam and horizontal bar. Each week the students will learn new skills which helps to improve concentration and mental focus. This class will promote discipline in a fun environment for the children to become physically fit and develop core strength! 

Online Registration for Tumbling.

Wednesdays:
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM (Ages 5-9)

Fee: $90 for 6-week session

First Session: January 10 - February 14, 2018
Second Session: March 7 - April 18, 2018
Third Session: May 2 - June 6, 2018

*** DISCOUNT for enrolling in BOTH classes — 6-week session — $162 ***


Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots

The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum.
1. Every Soccer Shots coach must complete our comprehensive training program to receive certification.
2. All Soccer Shots coaches are trained in the use of developmentally appropriate techniques.
3. Coaches are routinely evaluated and undergo ongoing training.
4. Our coach selection process evaluates not only the ability to coach soccer, but also the ability to engage and inspire children.

Online registration for Soccer Shots.

Mini (Ages 2-3) 

Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.

Saturdays:
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Tuesdays:
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Fee: $150 (includes jersey)

Saturday session: January 20 - March 10, 2018
Tuesday session: January 23 - March 13, 2018

Classic (Ages 3-5) 

Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.

Saturdays:
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Tuesdays:
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Fee: $150 (includes jersey)

Saturday session: January 20 - March 10, 2018
Tuesday session: January 23 - March 13, 2018


Engineering Club

Engineering

In this club, students learn how engineers impact society, and experience engineering themselves through hands-on, creative investigations and design activities, where exploration and risk-taking are encouraged. While the focus is on S.T.E.M. academics and project-based learning, the social experience that results from bringing these students together is an integral part of the program which creates something to remember!

Online registration for Engineering For Kids.

Thursdays:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Ages 3-5)

Fee: $160

Session begins on January 18, 2018


Mad Science

Mad Science

Online registration for Mad Science.

System Red Classes (Ages 3-5)

Preschool children will be able to take an imaginary journey into space, explore the world of color, learn about polymer bonds, sublimation and the world of chemistry! Children will explore their senses with classes like Listen Closely and Keep in Touch. Learning about science is always FUN and educational with Mad Science!

Wednesdays:
10:00 AM -10:45 AM

Fee: $120

Session: January 24 - March 14, 2018

System Blue Classes (Ages 3-5)

Preschool children will have fun discovering the complexities of bugs, magnets and going on a dinosaur dig. Children will investigate plants, learn about measuring, and explore sea creatures! Other classes include Adventures in Air and Lasers & Light. Learning about science if always FUN and educational with Mad Science!

Wednesdays:
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Fee: $120

Session: April 11 - May 30, 2018