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Mission

Our mission statement at Kids Spot Academy is for children to use their body and mind to ensure maximum learning by nurturing each child’s physical, intellectual, and social emotional development in a fitness and academic-rich environment.

Philosophy

We use active elements in our curriculum to get your child’s brain moving before working towards our learning goals to ensure maximum learning. Our goal is for each child to meet and exceed the kindergarten standards in Illinois. Our daily curriculum includes phonics, reading, writing, sound and letter recognition, and math. Our loving teachers create a safe, positive, healthy environment for your child to academically and physically strive in.

There are many studies that indicate that exercise boosts cognitive performance, helps stimulate brain growth, and helps children focus, thus making learning easier. Other benefits can include decreasing the risk of health problems such as obesity and getting better sleep.

We truly believe that gymnastics, tumbling, and dance incorporated into our program at the beginning of each child’s day can create a better, calmer, and more focused learning environment. Not only will our physical activity help promote exceptional learning, but it will also help your child feel more confident.

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Gym N’ Learn

Our Gym N’ Learn program is a highly academic program that serves children ages 3-5 and focuses on preparing your child for Kindergarten. Our 2 ½ hour class is a highly academic session that feeds into the local school district’s curriculum. The first 45 minutes of class will include tumbling, gymnastics, and dance followed by circle time and instructional time. Our program includes sight words, phonics, letter sounds, letter and number recognition, learning of the states, language, basic math, introduction to Spanish, fine motor, science, and technology to ensure your child is fully prepared and confident walking into Kindergarten.

Sessions:

AM Session: 8:45-11:15

PM Session: 12:00-2:30

Class Days:

Tuesday/Thursday Class: 3-4 Years Old

Monday/Wednesday/Friday Class: 4-5 Years Old

Registration:

For current Kids Spot families our registration date will be Tuesday, June 4th from 9:00AM-11:00AM.

If spots are still available, we will have an open registration date on Friday, June 7th from 4:00PM-6:00PM.

Ready-2-Learn

Our Ready-2-Learn is heavily based upon preparing the children for our Gym N’ Learn Preschool Program. This class starts off with 30 minutes in the gym focusing on gymnastics and tumbling. After 30 minutes the children will head to the preschool and do a 30 minute theme based craft-time. This is class will prepare children for the Gym N’ Learn Preschool program that we offer by getting them used to a small structured class. Parent participation is required, but we can guarantee that they’ll love their time with their little ones.

Session: 10:45-11:45

Class Day: Friday

For more questions, please call 815-623-KIDS and ask for our Preschool Director, Claire.