the preschool program
The Preschool Program at Dutchess County Gymnastics Center includes Baby Gym, Parent & Tot and Preschool classes. We have developed programs to inspire and engage students from ages as early as 6 months.
Baby Gym provides a great opportunity to get our youngest students involved in movement, whether they can crawl, walk or run. Fun activities that involve rolling and crawling or using colorful mat shapes, musical instruments or toys that inspire movement, we create an environment where they can enjoy themselves and Mom or Dad or even grandparents can join in the fun and make great memories. Baby Gym is dedicated to students from 6 months through 18 months.
Parent & Tot classes add a more structured class where the students will have activities that will challenge them to have more control while the parents or grandparents are there to assist and encourage. Students will be in a class environment where they will have fun while learning to take turns, listen to instructions and recognize shapes, colors and verbal terms. Parent & Tot classes are for students from the ages of 18 months to 3 years.
Preschool classes are the start of a true class setting, where students will be participating in class without the assistance of a parent or grandparent. Listening skills will be developed to to wait for a turn and work independently on fun stations. Preschool class students will learn greater levels of control with gross motor skills while developing a sense of body awareness. Stations and activities rotate every week so that students have a chance to participate in many different activities but have opportunities to continue growth of skills while having fun. Preschool classes are dedicated to students from 3 years of age to 5 years.