Preschool

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  • Basic Gymnastics Skills
  • Balance
  • Gross and Fine Motor Coordination
  • Personal Development
  • Character Development
  • Fun!

Children 3, 4, and 5 years old are grouped first by age, then by ability. They learn the fundamentals of Olympic style gymnastics using modified Olympic apparatus. Children are encouraged to participate and progress at their own ability with the emphasis on overall fitness and coordination. Target ratio: 6:1

Preschool (3 years old)

Class Info:

The Gym toddlers class is designed for children 3-4 years of age. This class does require the child to participate without the assistance of a parent. Target student teacher rations are 6:1. In the Gym Toddlers classes we often employ the help of an “assistant coach” to work alongside the instructor. This young person circulates the class and helps prevent “escapes” to other parts of the gym that have caught the child’s attention. This is a fast-paced class in which we change activities particularly every ten seconds. We focus on extending that 10 second attention span, typical of this age, at every opportunity. This 50 minute class encourages instructor-guided direction, taking turns, sharing, and fosters the independent potential of each child.

The Class Format:

The class begins with a group warm-up activity, then quickly move on to the events (Bars, Beam, Floor, Vault, and Trampoline.) Six activity stations are set up at each event. Each activity is designed for the child to encounter challenges they can meet. One station is reserved for one on one attention from the coach, at which a particular gymnastics skills is introduced or perfected. Five other stations provide independent activity that offers experienced that support initiative, creativity, autonomy, development of cooperation and facilitate a strong sense of self (i.e. “let me do it myself”.) This environment also provides an opportunity for your child to learn to be safe. We also provide each student with opportunities to “take responsibility” for others in the group that allow the student to demonstrate her/his competence. Typically there is time to work at three events per class. Events alternate weekly (i.e. Weeks 1&3 are floor, beam and vault; Weeks 2 &4 are bars, tramp, and floor.)

Considerations:

  1. Most 3 years olds have limited attention spans and are egocentric. They begin asserting their autonomy but still require constant supervision.
  2. Generally, at age 3, a child is somewhat prepared to venture on his/her own. However, should the child be reluctant to enter the gym area without a parent, we recommend that you and your child participate in the Discovery class for 1 month to help dissipate any inhibitions or fears.

Preschool (4 and 5 years old)

Class Info:

Rising Stars is the most advanced group of our Tots Program. We continue to include 4 and 5 year olds in the Tots age span because most children at that age have not yet made the major shift in cognition (their ability to reason) that has been found to most often occur around age 6 or 7. Before this “shift” occurs, children are developmentally more like preschoolers than like school age children. Class structure, therefore, is similar to the other tots classes, only the pace is more intense and skills are more difficult and complex. Target student teacher ratios are 6:1 and class duration is 50 minutes.

The Class Format:

Rising Stars combines elements of both younger Tots classes and the older “Class Program”. We are aiming at continuity in teaching practices to ease the transition for these 5 year olds into the Class Program. The class begins to resemble those of the older age group “Class Program”. Rotations to each event now include a “viewing station” for the student to observe the activity of the child just ahead of him/her. Many children are “visual learners” and at age 5, observing an activity allows the child to make plans before taking action and their activities become more goal-directed in character. Gymnastics skills are much more complex/advanced than in the younger Tots classes and more time is spent with each skill. Rotations of 3 events per class, alternating weekly (i.e. Weeks 1&3 are Floor, Beam, and Vault; Weeks 2&4 are Bars, Vault, Tramp, and Floor) remain the same as in other Tots classes. Basically Rising Stars combines elements of both younger Tots classes and the older Class Programs.

Considerations:

  1. Although progress in gross-motor development is most rapid at this age, the nervous system remains immature creating a slower reaction time that that of a 6 or 7 year old. We’re careful not to push the child ahead of schedule by our expectations.
  2. Because of rapid growth, your 5 year olds center of gravity is now lower, and a child’s image of their body often lags behind their increasing size. It is our goal to help them adjust to these physical changes through participation in gymnastics.

Preschool Class Schedule

Twinkle Stars (3yr olds)

Mondays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool gymnastics class for 3yr oldsMon10 am–10:50 am3 – 33Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3 yr OldsMon5:10 pm–6 pm3 – 35Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3yr OldsMon6:15 pm–7:05 pm3 – 33Summer 2017

Tuesdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3yr OldsTue10 am–10:50 am3 – 31Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics class for 3yr oldsTue11 am–11:50 am3 – 36Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3yr OldsTue3 pm–3:50 pm3 – 33Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3yr OldsTue3:55 pm–4:45 pm3 – 33Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3 yr OldsTue5:10 pm–6 pm3 – 34Summer 2017

Wednesdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3 yr OldsWed10 am–10:50 am3 – 31Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 3yr oldsWed3 pm–3:50 pm3 – 35Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 3yr oldsWed3:55 pm–4:55 pm3 – 31Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 3yr oldsWed5:10 pm–6 pm3 – 35Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3 yr oldsWed6:15 pm–7:05 pm3 – 31Summer 2017

Thursdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3 year oldsThu3:55 pm–4:45 pm 2Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 3 year olds.Thu10 am–10:50 am3 – 34Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3 year oldsThu3 pm–3:50 pm3 – 34Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 3 year olds.Thu5:10 pm–6 pm3 – 36Summer 2017

Fridays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool gymnastics class for 3yr oldsFri10 am–10:50 am3 – 35Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics class for 3yr oldsFri11 am–11:50 am3 – 33Summer 2017

Saturdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
 Preschool gymnastics class for 3yr oldsSat10 am–10:50 am3 – 36Fall 2017
 Preschool gymnastics class for 3yr oldsSat11 am–11:50 am3 – 36Fall 2017
 Preschool gymnastics class for 3yr oldsSat9 am–9:50 am3 – 36Fall 2017

Shooting Stars (4yr olds)

Mondays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr oldsMon10 am–10:50 am4 – 41Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics 4 yr OldsMon3:55 pm–4:45 pm4 – 44Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4 Yr OldsMon5:10 pm–6 pm4 – 46Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr OldsMon6:15 pm–7:05 pm4 – 45Summer 2017

Tuesdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr OldsTue10 am–10:50 am4 – 41Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr OldsTue11 am–11:50 am4 – 45Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4 yr OldsTue3 pm–3:50 pm4 – 46Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4 yr oldsTue3:55 pm–4:45 pm4 – 43Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr OldsTue5:10 pm–6 pm4 – 44Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr OldsTue6:15 pm–7:05 pm4 – 45Summer 2017

Wednesdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4 yr oldsWed10 am–10:50 am3 – 32Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 4yr oldsWed3 pm–3:50 pm4 – 46Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 4 yr oldsWed3:55 pm–4:45 pm4 – 47Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 4 yr oldsWed5:10 pm–6 pm4 – 43Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 4yr OldsWed6:15 pm–7:05 pm4 – 45Summer 2017

Thursdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4 year Olds.Thu10 am–10:50 am4 – 45Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4 year olds.Thu3 pm–3:50 pm4 – 44Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics class for 4 year oldsThu3:55 pm–4:45 pm4 – 42Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics class for 4 year olds.Thu5:10 pm–6 pm4 – 45Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool gymnastics for 4yr oldsThu6:15 pm–7:05 pm4 – 45Summer 2017

Fridays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr oldsFri10 am–10:50 am4 – 42Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr oldsFri11 am–11:50 am4 – 42Summer 2017

Saturdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr oldsSat10 am–11 am4 – 42Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr oldsSat11 am–11:50 am4 – 44Summer 2017
EnrollPreschool Gymnastics for 4yr oldsSat9 am–9:50 am4 – 45Summer 2017

Kinder Stars (5yr olds)

Mondays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
Enroll Gymnastics for 5 Yr OldsMon3:55 pm–4:45 pm5 – 52Summer 2017
Enroll Gymnastics for 5 Yr OldsMon5:10 pm–6 pm5 – 55Summer 2017
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsMon6:15 pm–7:05 pm5 – 55Summer 2017

Tuesdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollBeginner Gymnastics for 5yr OldsTue3:55 pm–4:45 pm5 – 51Summer 2017
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsTue5:10 pm–6 pm5 – 55Summer 2017
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsTue6:15 pm–7:05 pm5 – 53Summer 2017

Wednesdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsWed3:55 pm–4:45 pm5 – 54Summer 2017
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsWed5:15 pm–6 pm5 – 56Summer 2017

Thursdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsThu3:55 pm–4:45 pm5 – 54Summer 2017
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsThu5:10 pm–6 pm5 – 56Summer 2017
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsThu6:15 pm–7:05 pm5 – 52Summer 2017

Fridays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
There are currently no scheduled classes for this class type.

Saturdays

EnrollDescriptionDaysTimesAgesOpeningsSession
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsSat11 am–11:50 am5 – 55Summer 2017
EnrollGymnastics for 5yr oldsSat9 am–9:50 am5 – 53Summer 2017