Tiny Stars (18 Mos – 3 yrs)
This is a Parent participation class. At least one adult must attend. We emphasize having fun but the children are expected to work a bit more independently each week. Listening and comprehension improves as structure and skills are added to class activities. Children gain new confidence and independence. Each week a new theme is introduced while still working on the core skills.
Parents will be involved as an aid to the children as they develop the basics of rolling, jumping and climbing. In addition, the children are learning to watch, listen and follow basic directions.
In addition to helping children develop motor skills, Tiny Stars gymnastics classes are a great social opportunity for toddlers and moms alike!
Find the day and time that works best for your family. Click on Register to secure your spot today! The cost listed is for 1 class per week per month.
Classes Per Week
Child / Instructor Ratio
|Follow the Leader||Running||Forward Walks||Hang on Bars||Forward Rolls|
|Copy Positions: Table Top, Tuck, Straddle, Stretches||Bear Crawls||Sideway Walks||Toe Touches||Donkey Kicks (handstands)|
|Taking turns||Hopping||Jump Off||Swings||Tables|
|Move Through an Obstacle Course||Jumping||Jumps||Jumps|
|Object Placement/Clean Up||Bunny Hops|
|Motor Skill Development||Ice Cream Scoops|
Dedicated Area for Toddlers
The Tiny Stars program is held in our dedicated Kids Clubhouse facility that has special sized equipment for this age group. This smaller gym allows instructors and parents to keep the child more focused in class and listening to instructions.
The gym has an equipment circuit which includes a Rock Climbing Wall, Monkey Bars, Uneven Bars & Rings. The Kids Clubhouse also has a dedicated room for warm up and goodbye stretches and songs. The facility is loaded with stimulating colors and activities.
Our Program Leader
Kierstyn is the Tiny & Mini Star Program Leader and instructs in both programs. She designs and develops the progressive curriculum and themes for both programs to make it an easy transition for children. The tiny stars program has 26 themes per year and changes every 2 weeks. All skills needed to move to the Mini Stars program are taught in this curriculum.
When she isn’t working, Kierstyn loves spending time with her twin daughters and husband.
Yes however participating in a trial class does NOT guarantee your child a spot in that class. You may sign up for a free trial class online or call the office 413-525-1291 extension 0
At this age shorts & t-shirt are perfectly fine. Leotards are also an option and available for purchase in our pro-shop!
Yes. If you have a second child enrolled at the same time, the second child will receive 10% off monthly tuition. A 15% discount will be applied to every child after the 2nd. If one child is enrolled in multiple classes in a the same month, the second class is 50% off. Please note: discounts are applied to the lowest tuition.
Your child can make up as many classes as they miss within the month. Call or stop in the office to get a day/time to make up any class. You can not just show up and expect to be added to a class it must be scheduled after the class you miss
While some children may not be quite ready to move from a parent child class when they turn three, once your child “ages” out of the class at three years old, he or she can move to our Mini Stars classes which are independent classes.
Tuition is only pro-rated by half if you start after the 15th of the month. If you register on the 15th or later, the tuition will not be reflected when you first register, this will be done manually by our office staff.
Once you register, your child can start right away at the next regularly scheduled class meeting. If you are unable to attend immediately, please contact our office.
We understand how important this age is and how much family likes to be involved! We ask that no more than two people participate/watch during class. This is because it is in our dedicated Kids Clubhouse Facility that is smaller which is designed to keep the children focused.
At this age shorts, t-shirt, onesie are ok. Leotards are also an option and sizes for this age are carried in our pro-shop.
Open gym is strictly Parent/tot. In class an instructor leads parent/tot through skills, games and exercises. Simple tasks are requested so tots can easily be rewarded.
Your Child will experience thrilling moments in the gym which range from rolling on mats to playing group parachute games. Their experience on the gymnastics apparatus is normally in the form of obstacle courses. The tots are encouraged to climb, crawl, and jump from station to station. The objectives at each station are basic motor patterns and therefore, simple to complete. Tot and parent share all of this excitement as they work through each class as partners.
An additional benefit of being involved in gymnastics at this young age is the opportunity to socialize with other children of the same age. Sharing, following simple directions and social skill development are all-important aspects of a Parent/Tot Program. Long verbal explanations and demonstrations by the teacher are kept to a minimum due to the children’s short attention span.
Children develop their fundamental movement skills between the ages of 2 and 5. Each stage of a youngster’s development presents critical learning periods. In general, a child will benefit by their involvement in gymnastics regardless of the age that they begin!