Little Learners

The Little Learners program is for children up to age 5. We offer a variety of different classes, as described below, that focus on building gross motor skills, coordination and FUNdamental movement patterns. For many children these classes also help to build important life skills such as listening, following instructions, sharing, taking turns, and developing friendships.

Play Time Drop-In (Up to Age 5)

SGE’s preschool drop-in program offers unstructured, play-based learning and development. Join us for up to 3 hours of play time! Arrive and depart anytime during the drop-in period.

This program allows parents/caregivers to be active with their young ones in a safe environment that promotes social and physical development. Help your early walkers and little movers to improve their hand-eye coordination, gross motor development, balance, and so much more. You can walk on beam, hang on bars, jump on our tumble track and navigate our pre-school circuit!

While your child burns off energy you will enjoy the opportunity to connect and socialize with other parents and caregivers in the area, make new friends, and build community connections.

Parents or caregivers must supervise their child/children while participating. A maximum of one caregiver per child and a maximum of three children per caregiver, is allowed. There is no cost for the caregiver but each participating child must pay the one-time drop-in fee.

Note: the foam pit and the trampoline are NOT accessible to participants in this program.

Parent & Child (Walking to Age 3)

For many children, this class will be their first introduction to a structured learning environment. A caregiver participates with the child and provides hand’s on support as directed by the coach. As a group, the children and caregivers will rotate through different circuits and activities. The goal of this class is to help the children build gross motor skills, balance and coordination in a fun and safe environment. Children must be walking and toilet trained to participate.

Mini Gym (Age 3)

This program is for children who are ready to participate in a class independently. Small children are FULL of energy and our MiniGym class takes advantage of this natural tendency. We focus on teaching FUN-damental movement skills including balancing, running, jumping, catching, hopping, throwing, galloping, skipping, leaping and kicking. This class is also an opportunity for children to develop social skills such as listening, following instructions, sharing, taking turns, and developing friendships. Children participate independently in this class.

KinderGym (Age 4-5)

Children work at their own pace through the KinderGym curriculum, which includes 4 levels. Most children will complete one or two levels per season (September to June). There is no requirement or expectation that children must complete all 4 levels. The class includes children who are new to gymnastics, those who participated in MiniGym and children who are returning for their second year of KinderGym. Our "experienced" gymnasts act as leaders and set an example for those who are new to KinderGym.

The focus in KinderGym is to continue building and improving FUN-damental movement skills including balancing, running, jumping, catching, hopping, throwing, galloping, skipping, leaping and kicking. The children will also work on basic gymnastics skills including jumps, rolls, and cartwheels.