We develop integrated skills to build children’s stability, co-ordination and balance.
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Developing the whole child at the YMCA
We encourage active experiences that build positive attitudes to physical activity from an early age.
We encourage children to grow and learn together and form connections with individuals from different backgrounds.
We inspire children to develop a deeper understanding of themselves.
We build children’s mental capacity for learning through play.
Fostering mindful connections to emotional and mental wellbeing.
The most trusted physical education programs in the Northern Territory
Balance and co-ordination
Building children’s capacity to feel confident in their capabilities.
Building children’s physical knowledge and active skills.
Our Programs - FAQs
We offer a number of different physical education programs at the YMCA, including our ED Gym Program, our Mums & Bubs program and our Learning to Swim Program.
The ED Gym program is designed to develop your child’s cognitive and motor skills through a fun set of physical activities that incorporate gymnastics.
Our Mums & Bubs program is fun and engaging. It is a great way for mothers to meet and connect with other mothers, whilst also supporting the healthy physical development of your baby.
Our Learning to Swim program is a dynamic and encouraging swimming program, teaching people of all levels how to swim. We offer a welcoming and non-intimidating introduction into the water for beginner swimmers.
Whilst each of our centres incorporate daily physical activities into their curriculums, the Mums & Bubs, Ed Gym and Learning to Swim programs take place at our YMCA managed recreation and aquatic centres.
Our Mums & Bubs and Ed Gym programs take place in Palmerston at the Palmerston Swimming and Fitness Centre, in Katherine at Henry Scott Recreation Centre and Alice Springs at Kilgariff Recreation Centres.
Our Learn to Swim programs take place in Darwin at the City of Darwin pools – Parap, Nightcliff and Casuarina.
We run our programs multiple times a year according to community demands.
Yes – however, we offer discounts to parents who have a child enrolled at our early learning centres.
Simply enquire through our general ‘enquiry form’/’contact us’ form on this website and we will respond directly to you in response to your query.
Simply let your early learning centre co-ordinator know that you are interested and they will provide you with the details to enrol your child in a program. They will also discuss discounts available to you too.
Our Nutritional Approach
Our approach is seasonal, balanced, experiential and educational
Seasonal & balanced
Our menus are nutritionally balanced and use fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.
Experiential & educational
Children engage in diverse rituals with food that expose them to different cultures, textures, flavours and understandings of food.
Inclusive & exploratory
Mealtimes bring children together, allowing them to connect and get to experience different cultures.
Culturally immersive experiences that bring joy to every child in our care
Children are exposed to different cultural practises, narratives and experiences to help them gain a stronger sense of belonging.
Local, cultural excursions
We offer incursion and excursions that connect children with local Indigenous culture so that they gain a deeper understanding of local perspectives.
Moments of self-expression
Built into our daily practises are moments where children get to express their own connection to culture, in their way.