Welcome to our Preschool Program!
The preschool program, aka the Tumble Bees is designed for girls and boys from ages walking through kindergarten aged.
Our curriculum is designed to stimulate learning through fun for each child. We strive to create a healthy and enjoyable experience that your child will look forward to week after week. The curriculum addresses each child's age, developmental stage, and gymnastic ability. Our Tumble Bee instructors are highly imaginative, well-trained teachers who bring knowledge, energy and fun to our program. Weekly classes are filled with exciting props and colorful equipment that is designed to excite the child’s young mind and body. Through each stage of the preschool program, the child develops a broader understanding of gymnastic basics, and continues to develop their coordination, agility, strength, power, balance and self confidence.
Parent & Tot
Parent & Tot classes are for our youngest friends and their favorite adult(s). This class is full of laughs and learning,including guided instruction, as well as unstructured time to explore. This quality time with your little one helps grow spatial awareness, gross motor and social skills. Our teachers guide you through several circuits within each class, teaching you how to safely guide your child through a variety of rolls, climbs, jumps and hangs. Our tots learn to do many of the same skills as their older friends; modified to be developmentally appropriate.
3-4 Year Olds
Look mom, I can do it by myself! This is a great first step towards independence. Children will run, jump, swing, climb and bounce their way through fundamental skills and basic form using a variety of equipment. Our friends have 50 minutes full of fun in this theme based curriculum, mixing music and movement with each of the 5 core skill areas floor, bars, beam, trampoline/pit and vault. Instructors teach by breaking down skills into smaller parts, allowing students to kinesthetically experience each part. This format gives the child an opportunity to explore their boundaries, gain confidence in their decision making and learn new skills, all in a safe and age appropriate environment. Skills are taught in progressions, allowing children to be with age appropriate peers, while continually challenging our TB's to grow their core skills.
4-5 Year Olds
Children will receive more of a challenging curriculum. Instructors teach core skills utilizing progressions; ensuring each child is challenged as an individual. Children are exposed to more variety in each of the five events. As children gain confidence in the gym, we start to refine skills and work toward more technically correct and difficult skills. Progressions are an important part of the coaching for this level. It is especially important for children in this age group to feel challenged, while still feeling and celebrating each success.
Kindergartners enjoy bigger challenges and more independence than our younger gymnasts, so we make sure to foster these great traits. This class focuses more on skill development and builds on the skills they have been learning such as handstands, cartwheels, bridges and more! They develop a broader understanding of gymnastic basics, and continue to develop their coordination, agility, strength, power, balance and self confidence. The Kindergarten program concludes with a Kindergarten Graduation in May. As children going into first grade graduates from our Tumble Bee Program to start the progressive program in the summer.