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 new preschool drop-in program offers unstructured, play-based learning and development. Join us for up to 3 hours of play time! Arrive and departure 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 free or be registered for unlimited access. Infants in carriers/strollers (even if sleeping) are not allowed in the gym area unless they have paid to participate and cannot be left unattended in the common areas.

Note: the foam pit is currently closed due to COVID restrictions and the trampoline is NOT accessible to participants in this program.

Parent & Child: Ages 2-5

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 developed 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 FUNdamental 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 four structured levels. Most children will complete one or two levels per year, thereby completing all four levels over two years. The class includes children who are new to gymnastics as well as those who participated in MiniGym and even one year of KinderGym. This allows our "experienced" gymnasts to act as leaders and set an example for those who are new to KinderGym.

The focus in KinderGym is to continue building and improving FUNdamental movement skills including balancing, running, jumping, catching, hopping, throwing, galloping, skipping, leaping and kicking. Children who are ready will begin to work on basic gymnastics skills which are building blocks to more advanced skills including landings, rolls, cartwheels and handstands.