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Leapah’s Learning Garden - Age 4 to 5

Co-ed at least 4y but less than 5y 6m

Leapah’s Learning Garden is a balanced program made specifically for preschoolers. The program focuses on developing each child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, spatial and mental abilities in a safe, inclusive, fun and encouraging environment.

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Program Offerings

OfferingInstructor(s)Open
Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Sep 10, 2018 - Jun 20, 2019
Coach Barb4

Program Details

Learning Through Play; Growing Through Discovery

 
A Head Start on Healthy Living

Leapah’s Learning Garden is a balanced program made specifically for preschoolers. The program focuses on developing each child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, spatial and mental abilities in a safe, inclusive, fun and encouraging environment.

The programs help children learn and discover through a variety of educational and physical challenges and activities that focus on healthy socialization and positive self-esteem. Each program runs from September to June. Children must be potty-trained.

The program is taught in our incredible, preschool-sized, KinderGym, which offers children safe, colourful and exciting equipment that is just the right place for them to exercise safely. The KinderGym also has a room dedicated to learning that is filled with creative toys, books, art supplies and activities. Additionally, the program is taught by a coach who is not only fully certified as a coach but also has early childhood certification

Monthly Themes

Leapah’s Learning Garden offers children a chance to explore and use their imagination through monthly themes. Each theme will have corresponding activities, curriculum and art projects. Through the use of these themes, children become more enthusiastic about learning and physical activity. Some themes include dinosaurs, farms, senses, seasons and the world.

The Fundamentals of LTAD

Each program is based on Gymnastics Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework. LTAD ensures the optimal development for gymnasts of all ages, interests and abilities and gymnastics disciplines and helps every athlete reach their full potential. Leapah’s Learning Garden focuses on LTAD Stage 2: Fun, Fitness, and Fundamental Movement Patterns, which utilizes fun activities and games to develop physical abilities, coordination, balance and healthy habits.

Our Objectives
  • To provide children with a development program centered on multi-movement.
  • To teach children Gymnastics Canada’s Fun, Fitness and Fundamentals.
  • To provide a quality program full of activities that enable the development of the child mentally, physically and emotionally.
The Daily Schedule

Class Entrance and Hello

5 minutes

Table Play (sensory toys, puzzles, etc.)

10 minutes

Circle Time (calendars, weather, poetry)

15 minutes

Gymnastics

45 minutes

Snack

15 minutes

Discovery/ Enrichment (crafts, science, writing)

35 minutes

Centre Time

15 minutes

Cool Down, Story and Goodbye

10 minutes

 

The Curriculum

Throughout the year the preschoolers will learn about several different subjects.

ABC’s & Pre-writing: Children will learn to recognize letters and sounds. Introductory pre-writing activities will also be offered regularly, and children will begin to trace, recognize and print their names.

Art: Art projects correspond to the monthly theme and encourage creativity. Children will develop their imaginations and fine motor skills.

Gymnastics & Movement: Fun, active and safe gymnastics exercises will get children moving and make them healthier and happier. Each class focuses on building the fundamental skills of gymnastics, in a positive environment. Children develop flexibility, coordination and strength.

Language Art: Nursery rhymes, poems, stories and oral activities are utilized to enhance each child’s vocabulary and encourage a love of reading and books.

Nutrition & Food: Snack time encourages healthy eating habits and table manners. Please remember that Ortona is strictly a nut-free facility.

Science & Math: Hands-on activities encourage imagination and exploration of bugs, animals and rocks. Some concepts that the preschoolers will be introduced to include weight, measurements and sensory play.

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