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The Wyckoff Family YMCA’s Shining Star Express Program offers multi-disciplinary programs in a supportive environment.  Indiv idual and social growth is nurtured in children ages 18 months- adult.  Developmental and physical skills are developed through creative art therapies.

Little Star Station and Shining Star Express classes offer interactive play, group activities of movement, music therapy, art, computer games, and cooking with specific age groups.  Other special needs classes include:  Shining Star Swim, Jazz/Hip Hop Workshop, and Drama Workshop.  Yoga, Evening Chat, and Social Club are available for teens through young adults.   Mom & Tot classes are available for children from 18 months.  All programs culminate with a Shining Star performance each year, where all special needs kids find their special place on stage!

For more information about the Y’s special needs programs, please contact
Director Nina C. Reisman at 201-891-2081, Ext. 123.
The Wyckoff Family YMCA program "Billy's Buddies," is an outreach program for children with Down syndrome and their families. Billy's Buddies is a comprehensive program engaging young children with Down syndrome while providing their families with valuable resources, and networking opportunities. You can contact the Billy's Buddies Director; Jen Kaplan, at 201-891-2081 or email her @ jenk@wyckoffymca.org.

Click here to go to Billy's Buddies