Fit & Learn is a fitness- based educational program that combines preschool education with nutritional lessons with a forty-five minute gymnastics class each day.
Each day in Fit & Learn, we will focus on a number of educational themes including art, language arts, science, mathematics, music and creative expression, allowing your child to receive a well rounded experience that will help prepare him/her for school socially, mentally, and physically.
Gym Peeps (ages 2 1/2 – 3yrs)
The Gym Peep Program is an introduction to preschool. This program is mainly a social and experiential class. Children are encouraged to play and explore. Participation in a daily craft or project as well as a circle time is encouraged. The Peeps Program includes 20-30 minutes of gymnastics daily.
Gym Frogs (age 3 & 4 yrs)
The Gym Frog Program will expose your child to a variety of learning experiences in a fun, nurturing setting. Children are encouraged to participate in whole group as well as small group learning activities. Free play and social learning is very important at this stage of learning and is a vital part of this program. Numbers, counting, letters, sounds, and patterns will all be introduced. A fun craft project/activity will be part of morning centers. A daily circle time will encourage language use, cooperative learning and singing! Many themes will be explored throughout the school year. This program includes a 45 minute gymnastics class daily.
Gym Monkeys (age 4 & 5 yrs)
The Gym Monkey Program helps prepare your child for Kindergarten. Children will work on letter recognition, letter sounds, printing, and math concepts including number recognition, counting, and patterns. Children will have many opportunities for creative play and learning in small and large groups. A daily circle time will encourage language use, cooperative learning and singing! Many themes will be explored throughout the school year. This program includes a 45 minute gymnastics class daily.
Tiny Stars Staff
Brenda Plante, Director of Education
Brenda brings over 25 years experience in education and fitness to the Fit & Learn program. In addition to her coaching & teaching experience, Brenda brings her bubbly personality to the program as well as patience, and an understanding of the needs of young children. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development.
Heather Dumas. Program Director, Lead Teacher/Bright Stars, Birthday Party Director.
With over 20 years of experience in Early Child Education and Elementary Education, Heather has a loving and consistent approach to educating her students academically, physically and emotionally. Heather comes to us with a Bachelors Degree from USM with an emphasis on elementary Education and Linguistics.
Kate Lindblom, Lead Teacher/Monkeys, Gymnastics Coach, Birthday Party Host
Kate has worked in early childhood education and elementary education for many years. Kate has endless energy and her enthusiasm is contagious. Challenging children to their developmental ability has been her passion. Kate has been working in this field for over 10 years and is working towards her bachelors in Early Childhood Education.
Teena Bach, Lead Teacher/Peeps, Gymnastics Coach
Teena has years of experience in the Early Childhood setting, along with her CDA (Child Developmental Associate Credential). Teena finds that working with all age groups of children is the most rewarding experience.
All Fit & Learn Teachers are USAG Safety Certified, First Aid/CPR Certified and attend yearly onsite and offsite Education Courses through Maine Roads to Quality.